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Guess Which Airport Has the Most Instances of Guns Found in Carry-On Bags


Hint: It's in the South.

In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, a passenger jet flies over the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport as it lands. Several hundred times from 2004 to 2015, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter barriers at more than two dozen of the busiest U.S. airports - sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets. (AP/Chris Carlson)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1DYE2PA ) reports Transportation Security Administration officers have found 92 guns so far this year. They found a total of 109 last year.

TSA spokesman says 9mm pistols are the most common guns found at checkpoints. He says they're usually found in clothing at the bottom of a bag.

Sig Sauer P226 (Photo: Sig Sauer) Sig Sauer P226 (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has previously been the airport with the most confiscated, but Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport topped it last year.

The TSA has launched a campaign to teach travelers how to legally travel with guns on commercial flights. Howell says they don't want to infringe on rights, but they don't want the guns accessible during a flight.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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