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122 firearms intercepted at Chicago airports in 2023, new record set at Midway: TSA

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2024
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The Transportation Security Administration intercepted 122 firearms at both Chicago airports last year, and a new record was set at Midway International Airport. Officers stopped 72 handguns from making it through security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport, a decrease from the previous year, according to TSA. However, a new annual record was set at Midway, where 50 firearms were seized — breaking the previous record of 42 handguns set in 2021. “Responsible gun owners know where their guns are and they know not to bring them to a checkpoint,” said...

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