Fully-loaded firearm in carry-on bag at Kalamazoo (AZO)
34 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 34 firearms, 28 were loaded and nine had rounds chambered. See more photos at the bottom of this post.
Remember: Pay close attention to the items in your bag and on your body. This week a known traveler, who is enrolled in TSA Pre✓™, was cited after it was discovered he had a concealed weapon when he walked through the metal detector. Travelers may be disqualified from TSA Pre✓™ expedited screening due to violations of security regulations (i.e., a firearm discovered at the checkpoint).
Artfully Concealed Prohibited Items – It is important to examine your bags prior to traveling to ensure prohibited items are not inside. If a prohibited item is discovered in your bag or on your body, you could be cited and possibly arrested by local law enforcement.
Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, they can cause significant delays because the explosives detection professionals must resolve the alarm to determine the level of threat. Even if they are novelty items, you cannot bring them on a plane. Read here on why inert items cause problems.
Miscellaneous Prohibited Items – In addition to all of the other prohibited items we find weekly,our officers also regularly find firearm components, realistic replica firearms, bb and pellet guns, airsoft guns, brass knuckles, ammunition, batons and many other prohibited items too numerous to note. See some prohibited items collected from airports nationwide (below):
Stun Guns – 12 stun guns were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation, including: