The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has disclosed alarming statistics, revealing a record-breaking number of firearms discovered at airport security checkpoints in 2023. The findings shed light on the persistent issue of passengers attempting to carry loaded guns onto flights, posing a significant concern for air travel safety.
TSA Administrator David Pekoske has expressed concern over the staggering figures, stating that a record number of more than 6,700 guns were found by TSA officers at security checkpoints in 2023. Shockingly, approximately 93% of these weapons were loaded, presenting a heightened risk to both passengers and aviation security personnel.
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