Each week the Trasnportation Security Administration reports on the number of firearms its officers find at airport checkpoints.
And each week I get alarmed.
This week is no different.
TSA reports that between May 14 and 20 a total of 101 firearms were found at airport security checkpoints.
Of those 101 firearms, 85 were loaded and 28 had a load chambered.
101 firearms is a lot. But it’s not a record for the TSA, although it is close.
Between February 5 and 11 of this year, TSA found a record 104 firearms at airport checkpoints.
Why do people bring firearms – and loaded firearms- with them to the airport?
TSA says most people caught with a firearm at an airport simply say they ‘forgot’ their firearm was in the bag they’d packed for their trip…