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Record Number of Firearms Intercepted at US Airports in 2015

U.S. officials intercepted a record number of airline passengers last year preparing to board planes carrying firearms, most of them loaded. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said in a news release Thursday that 2,653 guns were found in carry-on bags in 2015, a 20 percent increase over the previous year, which had been a record. More than 82 percent of the confiscated weapons were loaded. TSA screened 708 million passengers in 2015, 40 million more than in...

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