TSA Finds Four To Five Guns In Carry-On Bags Every Day At Airports

P14-45 HandgunReports Mike M. Ahlers on CNN:

Federal airport screeners still find four to five guns at checkpoints on a typical day, the Transportation Security Administration’s chief told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

“Yesterday we found six, including one at … Bradley (airport in Connecticut) — a loaded gun with seven rounds in it, in a checked bag that (a passenger) was trying to get through,” Administrator John Pistole said.

Passengers typically say they forgot the weapon was in their bag, TSA officials said. But in one recent case, a passenger at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport tried to board a plane with two pistols, three ammunition magazines, eight knives and a hand saw in a carry-on bag, the TSA said. That passenger was arrested by local law enforcement.

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13 Comments on "TSA Finds Four To Five Guns In Carry-On Bags Every Day At Airports"

  1. Nunzio X | Nov 6, 2011 at 4:57 am |

    I like how the administrator’s name is John PISTOLE, and he’s talking about pistols.

    That’s like Lou Gehrig dying of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. I mean, what are the odds of THAT happening?

  2. I like how the administrator’s name is John PISTOLE, and he’s talking about pistols.

    That’s like Lou Gehrig dying of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. I mean, what are the odds of THAT happening?

  3. Debmcdonald | Nov 6, 2011 at 1:02 am |

    How many guns were discovered by airport screeners on an average day in the pre-TSA era?

  4. Debmcdonald | Nov 6, 2011 at 6:02 am |

    How many guns were discovered by airport screeners on an average day in the pre-TSA era?

  5. If they’re finding 5 a day
    they’re missing 100 a day.
    But they got lots of shoes, water and wallets
    so there’s a bright side to it.

  6. BuzzCoastin | Nov 6, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    If they’re finding 5 a day
    they’re missing 100 a day.
    But they got lots of shoes, water and wallets
    so there’s a bright side to it.

  7. I think this is just another attempt to find a reason to ban handguns, preventing citizens from being able to protect themselves.  We are approaching a time of Police states, and Marshall law and the Government preparing for it.  Get your Handguns and Long Arms while you still can. 

  8. I think this is just another attempt to find a reason to ban handguns, preventing citizens from being able to protect themselves.  We are approaching a time of Police states, and Marshall law and the Government preparing for it.  Get your Handguns and Long Arms while you still can. 

  9. Anti-Citizen1 | Nov 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm |

    And exactly how many are put through as “tests”?

  10. Anarchy Pony | Nov 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm |

    And exactly how many are put through as “tests”?

  11. Hadrian999 | Nov 7, 2011 at 3:14 am |

    shit son, thats a regular day pack in texas

  12. Hadrian999 | Nov 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm |

    shit son, thats a regular day pack in texas

  13. And they call this place DisInfo! CNN is pushing BS to suport the idea of scary right wing rednecks with lots of guns and knives, “better ban the staby knives so they dont gut ya after ther out of kop killer rounds in ther assault fifel”  says Barny kkc

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