Friday, June 10, 2016

TSA Week in Review: June 3rd - June 9th - 67 Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bags This Week (54 Loaded)

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Sixty-seven firearms were discovered this week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 67 firearms discovered, 54 were loaded and 22 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below.



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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 respond to resolve the alarm. Even if they are novelty items, you are prohibited from bringing them on board the aircraft. Four inert/replica grenades were discovered this week at Anchorage (ANC), Atlanta (ATL), Baltimore (Pictured) (BWI) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL).



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This lipstick stun gun was discovered in a carry-on bag at Bob Hope (BUR).



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Clockwise from top left, these items were discovered at DAL, BUR, DTW, ABQ, DAL, LGA and ABQ


In addition to all of the other prohibited items we find weekly in carry-on bags, our officers also regularly find firearm components, realistic replica firearms, bb and pellet guns, airsoft guns, brass knuckles, ammunition, batons, stun guns, small pocketknives and many other prohibited items too numerous to note.

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When packed properly, ammunition can be transported in your checked baggage, but it is never permissible to pack ammo in your carry-on bag. This ammo was discovered in a carry-on bag at DCA.


Table for discovered firearms in carry-on bags listYou can travel with your firearms in checked baggage, but they must first be declared to the airline. 

You can go here for more details on how to properly travel with your firearms. 

Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.

Unfortunately these sorts of occurrences are all too frequent which is why we talk about these finds. Sure, it’s great to share the things that our officers are finding, but at the same time, each time we find a dangerous item, the line is slowed down and a passenger that likely had no ill intent ends up with a citation or in some cases is even arrested. The passenger can face a penalty as high as $11,000. This is a friendly reminder to please leave these items at home. Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions; that's for the law enforcement officer to decide. In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items.

*In order to provide a timely weekly update, this data is compiled from a preliminary report. The year-end numbers will vary slightly from what is reported in the weekly updates. However, any monthly, midyear or end-of-year numbers TSA provides on this blog or elsewhere will be actual numbers and not estimates. 

Read our 2015 Year in Review post! If you haven’t read them yet, make sure you check out our year in review posts for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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Bob Burns
TSA Social Media Team



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happens to these people? Fines? Jail? court? Nothing?

Anonymous said...

As always, absolutely nothing you needed your slow, invasive, and ineffective naked body scanners to detect. Meanwhile, how many people suffered physical searches thanks to false alarms on these useless machines?

Why are Curtis Burns and West Cooper unwilling to address, let alone answer, that question?

How many weeks has it been since you last trumpeted something dangerous you found with the naked body scanners?

RB said...

Nice to see the TSA Blog Moderators keeping up with posting comments. Must also be nice that no one submits a comment for days on end.

Falcon-One said...

Blogger Fix the TSA said...
No, Falcon-One (a TSA screener), your bosses admitted in court that terrorist groups aren't targeting the airline industry. THAT is why planes aren't falling from the sky, not TSA's failed procedures.

OK then show me where the TSA has stated that terrorist groups aren't targeting the airline industry, I want to see your proof.

Also, what makes you think I am a TSA Officer?

Wintermute said...

OK then show me where the TSA has stated that terrorist groups aren't targeting the airline industry, I want to see your proof.
---
Congressional testimony. Don't have a link handy, but there's this thing called Google ;)

Anonymous said...

See that Lynn is no longer listed as being part of the TSA Blog Team. Guess that proves she was previously listed in name only.

Fix the TSA said...

@ Falcon-One, I replied, following blog rules and saying nothing to you that I haven't said to Bob, West, Lynn, "HQ Elements," Bold TSApologist, TSORon and other TSA employees, but it appears one of the people mentioned above deleted it.

Fix the TSA said...

@ Anonymous of June 16, 2016 - Did they recently edit the 2008 post and not note that they did? In the "Meet the Bloggers" post, written by "Neil" in 2008, only Bob & West are listed. Weren't there other people listed there previously too?

Very unethical and unprofessional to edit a previous blog post and not note it, if Bob & West did.

Fix the TSA said...

@ Falcon-One, are you a TSA employee?

GSOLTSO said...

Anon sez - "See that Lynn is no longer listed as being part of the TSA Blog Team."

Lynn has recently moved on to other job responsibilities, and is no longer working with the Blog Team.

Anon sez - "What happens to these people? Fines? Jail? court? Nothing? "

That depends entirely upon the responding LEOs. Each jurisdiction has local laws that apply, so what happens at LAX may be different than what happens at GSO. Fines are always a possibility, but I am not privy to how the administrative fine system works.

West
TSA Blog Team

Fix the TSA said...

West, how recent is "recently?" 2009?

GSOLTSO said...

Fix sez - "West, how recent is "recently?" 2009?"

Recently. This year.

West
TSA Blog Team

Fix the TSA said...

Thank-you, West, for replying. Lynn was a "blog team member" even though she hasn't worked in the Communications/PR section of the TSA for years?

Anonymous said...

Fix the TSA said...
@ Anonymous of June 16, 2016 - Did they recently edit the 2008 post and not note that they did? In the "Meet the Bloggers" post, written by "Neil" in 2008, only Bob & West are listed. Weren't there other people listed there previously too?

Very unethical and unprofessional to edit a previous blog post and not note it, if Bob & West did.

June 18, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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Unethical and unprofessional, TSA Blog Gold Standard.

GSOLTSO said...

Fix sez - "Thank-you, West, for replying. Lynn was a "blog team member" even though she hasn't worked in the Communications/PR section of the TSA for years?"

I don't work in the Communications/PR branch of TSA, and yet I have been a Blog Team member since almost the very beginning.

West
TSA Blog Team

Fix the TSA said...

West, I wasn't asking about you. I was asking about Lynn Dean. Lynn hasn't worked in the Communications/PR section of the TSA for years, yet she just stopped working on this blog in 2016?

Another example of you not replying to simple questions from American taxpaying citizenry.

This non-answer too shall be reported.

Fix the TSA said...

West, what exactly did Lynn Dean do on this blog every week (or on a monthly or other regularly scheduled basis) over the past five or ten years?

You and Bob have been asked what Lynn does for this blog by a few different commenters multiple times, but you have never answered the question.

You don't have to track every task, but a list of specific tasks or items is what I am requesting.

I am going to provide some examples, West, because you are playing games and only providing non-replies today (Wed, Jun 22, 2016).

*EXAMPLES*

Lynn created the photo montages.

Lynn made the gun graph that is only provided as a JPG image.

Lynn wrote a blog post once per year.

Lynn approved and deleted messages.

*END OF EXAMPLES*

Fix the TSA said...

West, I resubmitted my reply to Falcon-One, in case the issue was a technical glitch with Google Blogger. My reply was once again deleted.

Looks like you want to play the "approval game" again.

So be it. This too will be reported.

Fix the TSA said...

West, you have not replied to my questions about Lynn Dean nor my comments you deleted.

Why?