The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
Last year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a whopping 3,391 firearms in carry-on bags across the country – and it looks like 2017 is on track to breaking that record.
Based on the TSA blog’s “Week in Review” posts, so far over 2,000 firearms have been discovered in carry-on bags this year. And, just last month, between July 24th and July 31st, a new record was set for the number of firearms discoveries in a single week: 96.
While these numbers seem high, they aren’t exactly surprising. The number of firearm discoveries at TSA checkpoints has steadily increased over the past decade. This can likely be attributed to the fact that the number of people traveling in the U.S. has also gone up. In 2016, more than 738 million passengers were screened by the TSA; that’s over 43 million more than in 2015. This year,post was originally published on this site