The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) not only stops travelers from bringing dangerous and prohibited items onto airplanes, but it also tallies the finds.
And the agency shares information about some of the more unusual items that show up at the security checkpoints on social media.
For some reason, many travelers pack guns in their carry-on bags. And the number keeps going up.
In the first quarter of 2023, TSA officers found 1,508 guns at checkpoints. That’s 10.3% more than the same period in 2022.
Fake guns and ammunition – even replica versions can’t fly either
Stop it with all those sharp things
It’s not just guns. Check out these sharp objects travelers tried to bring on airplanes, and TSA’s cutting remarks about them.