Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TSA Week in Review December Jan 2nd - 8th - 67 Firearms Discovered

Loaded Firearms
TSA discovered 67 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 67 firearms discovered, 60 were loaded and 28 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below.
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. 

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

You 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.


If you haven’t read them yet, make sure you check out our year in review posts for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Also, in case you missed it, check out our Top 10 Most Unusual Finds of 2016! 

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Bob Burns  
TSA Social Media Team
 

4 comments:

RB said...

It was posted a few weeks back that the weekly recap would be moved from being posted on Friday's to Monday's and now it gets posted on Wednesday or Thursday. Why can't TSA employees stick to self imposed schedules? Is it just another sign of the missing professionalism found across TSA?

Boldly said...

RB said...
It was posted a few weeks back that the weekly recap would be moved from being posted on Friday's to Monday's and now it gets posted on Wednesday or Thursday. Why can't TSA employees stick to self imposed schedules? Is it just another sign of the missing professionalism found across TSA?

you have a knack for finding the most important things to complain about...You just make me laugh. Thanks for the many months of entertainment.

Chip and Andy said...

Boldly said... you have a knack for finding the most important things to complain about...

And you have a knack for getting your comments past every posted rule on this blog as well as approving your own posts well before any other citizen does. Must be nice to see the TSA from the inside the way you do.

Boldly said...

Chip and Andy said...
Boldly said... you have a knack for finding the most important things to complain about...

And you have a knack for getting your comments past every posted rule on this blog as well as approving your own posts well before any other citizen does. Must be nice to see the TSA from the inside the way you do.

February 8, 2017 at 8:43 PM

lol, its pretty simple. Don't break rules and your stuff gets posted. Though you may not like what I post, I have not broken any rules. If and when I do, I'm sure I will be moderated and warned just like everyone else.
See TSA from the inside? No, I just see TSA from the logical side. I know and understand the enemy. Though I don't always like the TSA rules, I understand them and I understand the risk without them. I'm not willing to take that risk at the expense of a small minority of people who wrongly feel their rights are being violated or god forbid, they are inconvenienced.