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TSA Published Its’ Year End Report For 2014

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TSA published its’ year end review for 2014

At a glance:

1. TSA screened more than 653 million passengers in 2014
2. 2,212 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags(83 % were loaded)
3. Firearms were intercepted at 224 airports
4. There was a 22 percent increase in firearms discover from 2013

Top 10 Airports for Gun Catches in 2014

1. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 120
2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 109
3. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX): 78
4. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): 77
5. Denver International Airport (DEN): 70
6. William P. Hobby Airport (HOU): 50
7. Tampa International Airport (TPA): 49
8. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 49
9. Nashville International Airport (BNA): 48
10. Orlando International Airport (MCO): 47

Many other concealed items were discovered last year including:

a stun cane, a razor blade in a cell phone, a saw blade in a bible, a cell phone knife case, a lipstick stun gun, a knife concealed in a tube of toothpaste, a knife under the sole of a shoe, pen knives, a pocket knife in a potato chip bag, knife keys, a knife in a neck pillow, a lipstick knife, two rounds of .22 caliber ammo sewn into a shirt cuff, a machete concealed under the lining of bag, and a round of .22 caliber ammo in a tube of medical cream.

Read full TSA report and see photos….

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