Atlanta GA Aug 23 2017 TSA officers have kept a lot of dangerous and often times wacky items off of commercial aircraft to protect the safety of passengers and crew.
Just over this last week, TSA agents discovered 77 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation.
Of the 77 firearms discovered, 65 were loaded and 12 had a round chambered.
Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers bringing firearms to the checkpoint can be arrested and fined up to $11,000.
Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.
All of the firearms pictured were discovered over the last week. See complete lists below.
This inert grenade was discovered in a carry-on bag at Austin (AUS).
We don’t know grenades are inert until our explosives professionals take a closer look, and that takes time and slows down the line.
It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation.
Real, inert, or anything resembling a grenade is prohibited in both carry-on and checked baggage.
While all knives are prohibited in carry-on bags, they may be packed in checked baggage.
In addition to all of the other prohibited items we find weekly in carry-on bags, our officers also regularly find firearm components, realistic replica firearms, bb and pellet guns, airsoft guns, brass knuckles, ammunition, batons, stun guns, small pocketknives and many other prohibited items too numerous to note.