Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TSA Week in Review April 17th - 23rd: 80 Firearms, Live Anti-Tank Round, and More

firearms
TSA discovered 80 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 80 firearms discovered, 70 were loaded and 24 had a round chambered. All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week. See a complete list below.
live 22 MM anti-tank round
A live 22 MM anti-tank round was discovered in a checked bag at Los Angeles (LAX). As you can imagine, live anti-tank rounds are strictly prohibited altogether.
17-inch cane sword
A 17-inch cane sword was discovered in a traveler’s carry-on property at Ft. Lauderdale (FLL). Swords are not allowed in carry-on property, and when they’re concealed, it can lead to fines and even arrest.
Inert Grenades
Six inert grenades were discovered in checked bags last week. Three were discovered at Pago Pago (PPG), and the remainder were discovered at Houston (IAH), and Glacier Park (FCA). We don’t know grenades are inert until our 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.
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.

TSA discovered 80 firearms last week in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 80 firearms discovered, 70 were loaded and 24 had a round chambered.
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, 2015 and 2016. And don’t forget to check out our top 10 most unusual finds of 2016 video! 


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TSA Social Media Team 

12 comments:

Chip and Andy said...

"...Six inert grenades were discovered in checked bags last week."

Except your pictures only show one inert grenade. The other two pictures are of hunks of metal that may or may not have at one time been grenades but are very clearly now hunks of inert metal.

And if you determine the grenade is inert why can't it fly? You already determined it was not a threat so why do you still voluntarily surrender it from the passenger?

RB said...

Has TSA completely shutdown the BDO program?

GSOLTSO said...

No.

West
TSA Blog Team

Boldly said...

Chip and Andy said...

And if you determine the grenade is inert why can't it fly? You already determined it was not a threat so why do you still voluntarily surrender it from the passenger?
How many times are you haters goin gto ask the same question. Please don't tell me "until it is answered" unless you add, " in conjunction with my agenda" to it...

Wintermute said...

And who's has an agenda now?

Chip and Andy said...

Boldy said "...How many times are you haters goin gto ask the same question. Please don't tell me "until it is answered" unless you add, " in conjunction with my agenda" to it..."

OK. But that is kinda awkward grammatically...

In conjunction with my agenda to get some actual answers from TSA and it's employees, Why are things determined to be safe still not allowed to fly? You said it yourself that it wasn't a danger, in writing even if you consider a blog post writing, yet you also voluntarily surrender the items from the passengers.

Actually, that isn't really that awkward grammatically... good call there Agent Boldy.

Fix the TSA said...

Is the ineffective BDO program still funded?

Unknown said...

Over 80 people who had their lives ruined by the TSA for stupid mistakes. How many terror attacks has the TSA prevented over its history- zero. Defund the Transit Safety Admistration, preserve our Fourth Ammendment rights!

Boldly said...

Unknown said...
Over 80 people who had their lives ruined by the TSA for stupid mistakes. How many terror attacks has the TSA prevented over its history- all of them. Not one attack has happened on an American based flight since the inception of TSA.. Defund the Transit Safety Admistration, preserve our Fourth Ammendment rights! 4th amendment rights are well protected and preserved. If you don't wish to voluntarily be subjected to a search, don't travel by air. it really is your choice.

Wintermute said...

Tell me how I'm going to get from NY to CA in a reasonable timeframe and at a reasonable cost without taking a commercial flight again?

Boldly said...

Wintermute said...
Tell me how I'm going to get from NY to CA in a reasonable timeframe and at a reasonable cost without taking a commercial flight again?

Well, I guess you have to make a choice then don't you? As I said, the choice is yours. There are alternatives, but you have to decide what your willing to sacrifice. Three ways to travel, cheap, fast and convenient...but you only get to pick two of them.

Wintermute said...

Whers is that codified again?