The TSA discovered a record 104 guns in carry-on bags for the week of Feb. 5 to 11, smashing the previous record of 96 that was set last July.

Of those 104 firearms, 87 were loaded.

"Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions; that's for the law enforcement officer to decide," the TSA said on its blog. "In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items."

Still, the agency noted when it finds a firearm the line is slowed down and the passenger, even if he or she had no ill intent, is cited.

The TSA said it may issue citations for up to $13,066 per gun infraction.

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