Jan 19, 2023 - News
ATL tops TSA list of firearm discoveries at airports
Passengers at the Atlanta airport just can't seem to remember the golden rule of air travel: Safely pack your gun in checked baggage.
- Or leave your shooting irons at home.
Driving the news: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was a top-10 city for firearm discoveries in 2022, per the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
By the numbers: 448 guns were found at ATL security checkpoints in 2022 — which is actually down from 2021's record-setting 507 guns in 2021.
- Nationally, 88% of the 6,542 firearms discovered in carry-on bags last year were loaded.
Bottom line: The only thing worse than a person who's holding up screening lines at the airport is a person creating a mini-emergency because they left a loaded gun in their backpack.
- Don't be that person.
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