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
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