TSA Discovers 80 Firearms In Carry-On Bags Around Nation Last Week

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(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).

Four tubes of black powder (gun powder) were discovered in a checked bag at Sioux Falls (TSA)

Four tubes of black gun powder  (TSA)

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.

grenades found in carry-ons (TSA)

grenades found in carry-ons (TSA)

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.

swords found in carry-ons (TSA)

swords found in carry-ons (TSA)

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.

weapons found in carry-ons (TSA)

weapons found in carry-ons (TSA)

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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One Comment

  1. Please tell me every single person went to jail. After all, if you prove yourself unaccountable and lazy, perhaps our society should consider detention at some point.

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