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TSA Seizes More Guns Than Ever at Airports in 2015

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    TSA Seizes More Guns Than Ever at Airports in 2015
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    Travelers wait in line with suitcases before going through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening at Ronald Reagan National airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

    A record number of guns were recovered from airline passengers’ carry-on bags by the federal Transportation Security Administration, NBC News reported.

    The TSA found a total of 2,653 guns in 2015 — a 20 percent increase from 2014. More than 80 percent of the guns were found loaded, according to the TSA.

    The guns were found in 236 across the country, with the largest number discovered in the West, South and Southwest. Dallas’ DFW International Airport had the most, with 153.

    The seizures came from 1.6 billion bags screened by agents in 2015.