It was alarming to learn that during 2017, the Transportation Security Administration found a record setting 3,957 firearms in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints.
That was 16.7 percent (556 more) firearms than found in 2016, when ‘only’ 3,391 firearms were found.
Will 2018 see a dip in the number of firearms passengers bring to the security checkpoints?
Not likely: It’s only February and another record has been broken: between February 5th and 11th, TSA found a record breaking 104 firearms in carry-on bags. Of those 104 firearms, 87 were loaded and 38 had a round chambered.
The previous week-long record? 96 firearms found during one week in July 2017.