TSA confiscated record number of guns from airline passengers in 2022
Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated more than 6,542 firearms from airport passengers in 2022 — the highest number recorded since the agency's inception. Of those guns taken at airport security checkpoints, 88% were loaded, the agency announced Tuesday.
The confiscations by TSA mark a nearly 10% increase over the 5,972 firearms seized in 2021, which was also a record.
The agency announced in December that it was raising the maximum civil penalty for a firearms violation from $13,910 to $14,950.
These were the airports with the largest number of guns confiscated...