You’ve Got Your Handgun in My Peanut Butter!
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced today that, in 2022, it detected a record 6,542 firearms in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints. That’s a sizeable jump from the 5,972 detected in 2021 and a spike compared with the 4,432 detected in 2019. Of the guns caught in 2022, approximately 88 percent were loaded. Firearms were caught at 262 airport checkpoints nationwide.
The Wall Street Journal’s write-up includes these eye-opening anecdotes:
At security checkpoints this year, the agency has found firearms in some peculiar vessels. In September, TSA found a gun stuffed into a whole...