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TSA Confiscated a Record Number of Guns in 2022



Source: TSA

The TSA confiscated a record number of guns so far in 2022 – of those, 88 percent were loaded!

According to CBS News, the TSA has confiscated 6,301 firearms at airport security in 2022 and expects the number to be closer to 6,600 by the year’s end. In comparison, the TSA confiscated 5,972 firearms in 2021, which also set a record.
2022 marks a 10.5 percent increase over 2021.

CBS reports the top five airports for firearms stops this year are:

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 438
2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – 371
3. Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport – 286
4. Nashville International Airport – 203
5. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 184

The TSA announced it would raise the maximum civil penalty for a firearms violation from $13,910 to $14,950.