The TSA publishes a report each week on the number of firearms and other prohibited items people try to take with them through security checkpoints at airports.
Last week, March 11-17, 2016, for example, 62 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints around the country. 50 of those firearms were loaded and 14 had a round chambered.
Passengers don’t just try to guns with them onto planes. They take inert grenades, really big knives and one person tried to take this with them onto a plane at JFK International Airport in New York:
Looks like something that might explode, right?
According to the TSA Blog, the “organic mass and protruding wires… “ended up being what the traveler described as abstract art.”