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LA Airport Travelers Try To Sneak Guns Past TSA Surprisingly Often

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2024
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"Travelers should know that TSA can levy a civil penalty for bringing a firearm to a security checkpoint," Transportation Security Administration Federal Security Director Jason Pantages told reporters during a news conference at Los Angeles International Airport. "The amount of the penalty, which can be as high as $15,000, depends on whether the firearm was loaded. And 87% of the firearms discovered here at LAX are loaded." Authorities said 145 firearms were brought to TSA checkpoints last year at LAX, Long Beach Airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport in...

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