Record 6,542 guns intercepted at US airport security in 2022

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The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) – Last year saw a record number of guns intercepted at airport checkpoints across the country. The numbers have been steadily climbing and hit 6,542.

The Transportation Safety Administration head says this is a reflection of what’s going on in society and “there are more people carrying firearms.”

Experts don’t think it’s an epidemic of would-be hijackers. Nearly everyone caught claims to have forgotten they had their gun with them.

But experts emphasize the danger even one gun can pose in the wrong hands on a plane or at a checkpoint.

The top 10 list for gun interceptions is Dallas, Austin and Houston in Texas; three airports in Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta; Phoenix; and Denver.

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2/20/2023 3:14:44 PM (GMT -6:00)

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