The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) set a new unwanted record in 2018 for firearm confiscations at US airport checkpoints.
A total of 4,239 firearms were detected at 249 checkpoints around the US, marking a 7% increase compared with 2017.
More than 86% of these weapons were loaded and almost 34% had a round in the chamber.
Perhaps inevitably, given its status as the busiest airport in the world by passenger volume, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta topped the list of individual airports for firearms discoveries.
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