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More air passengers showing up with guns

By JOAN LOWY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first six months of this year, Transportation Security Administration screeners found 894 guns on passengers or in their carry-on bags. That's a 30% increase over the same period last year.

The TSA set a record in May for the most guns seized in one week - 65 in all, 45 of them loaded and 15 with bullets in the chamber and ready to be fired. That was 30% more than the previous record of 50 guns set two weeks earlier.

Of 12 airports with the most guns last year, five are in Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth International, 80 guns; George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, 52; Dallas Love Field, 37; William P. Hobby in Houston, 35, and Austin-Bergstrom International, 33.

 

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