(CBSDFW.COM) – TSA discovered 80 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation during the Christmas travel week.
Of the 80 firearms discovered, 65 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered, according to a weekly TSA blog.
Among the items confiscated, four tubes of black powder (gun powder) were discovered in a checked bag at Sioux Falls (FSD).
TSA officials said they don’t know if grenades are inert until their explosives professionals take a closer look, and that takes time and slows down the line.
It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation, the TSA said.
The grenades pictured above were discovered in checked bags at New Bern (EWN) and Raleigh–Durham (RDU).
Two words were discovered in carry-on property at SAN (top photo) and ATL.
Clockwise from the top, the items in the photo below, were discovered at the following airports: SAT, MDW, BUR, OAJ, PVD, BIL, PHX, ABQ and DCA.
The TSA reminds travelers, they can fly with firearms in their checked baggage, but they must first be declared to the airline.
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