U.S. airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in
luggage passengers intended to carry on to airplanes during one week in
September, according to the Transportation Security Administration
Of the 67 firearms found during the week ended Sept. 17, 56 were
loaded and 26 had a round in the chamber, the TSA reported. The tally
set a new weekly record. The prior record was 65 firearms found during a
week in May 2013, TSA said.
For the most recent week, ending Sept. 24, TSA said it found 64
firearms in carry-on bags at airports. Of those, 55 were loaded and 22
had a round chambered, TSA said.
In July, new TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger told a congressional
panel that his top priority would be to close security gaps at airport
Lawmakers opened a U.S. House of Representatives hearing after a
Department of Homeland Security report that found TSA airport screeners
did not detect banned weapons in 67 of 70 tests at dozens of airport
Maybe our resident math whiz can tell us what the estimate would be based on that little 67 out of 70 stat. And I know he'll follow that with the observation that in spite of all those guns on planes there has been no bad result, presumably showing that guns on planes is a good thing. Well, needless to say, I and many others don't agree.