TSA Intercepted Record Number Of Guns In 2022; 88% Loaded


At a glance

  • TSA officers intercepted a record number of firearms brought by passengers to airport security checkpoints in 2022, the agency said Tuesday.
  • TSA stopped 6,542 firearms last year — more than 88% of which were loaded.
  • That’s nearly a 10% increase over the previous record of 5,972 firearms detected in 2021, marking a nearly 10% increase.

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