In a blog post titled “Sometimes The Airport Is Like A Gun and Knife Show” The TSA Blog detailed some recent finds by U.S. airport security this week, along with the mind boggling number of firearms seized this year:
Just this past week in three separate incidents, our officers found the following prohibited items: (These are just a few of the many good catches from the past week)
Orlando (MCO): A man attempted to bring a bag containing 3 pistols through the checkpoint. The bag contained a .25-caliber and .40-caliber semiautomatic and a .357-caliber revolver. Also in the bag were loose ammo and a loaded magazine. Orlando police arrested the passenger who was later released from the Orange County Jail on a $2,500.00 bond.
Baltimore (BWI): Three throwing knives were found in a carry-on bag. There have been many “pointed” discussions about whether or not knives should be allowed on planes, but 3 throwing knives is a tad much… Police cited the passenger on a state charge.
Maybe it’s just me, but when I travel I am cautious about what I pack or what is in my luggage. That’s apparently not the case for a lot of people out there. The number one reason is “I forgot that was in my bag.”
All of the items I mentioned above are common finds. Just over the weekend alone, we found 10 firearms across the nation.
This year alone, TSA Officers have found over 800 firearms in carry-on bags.
That ish cray!
Here’s some photos of some crazy stuff the TSA has found in their searches, including snakes, birds and turtles smuggled in pantyhose!