China News Service, January 19. According to the US Chinese website, data from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shows that in 2021, nearly 6,000 guns will be found in carry-on luggage checked by TSA at airports nationwide, an increase from 2019. 35%, breaking the record set two years ago.
Even more remarkably, 86 percent of these guns were loaded.
"This is a major health, safety and security issue for us," said TSA Administrator David Pekoske.
Data map: Randolph, New Jersey, USA, people buy guns in the RTSP shooting gallery and practice shooting.
The picture shows the staff showing the firearms for sale.
At the Atlanta airport, 507 guns were seized in 2021, up from 323 in 2019, the report said.
Additionally, airports in Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and Nashville rank high in the number of guns seized.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which tracks background checks of gun buyers across the U.S., says gun sales have grown nationwide.
More than 8.4 million people bought firearms for the first time in 2020, the group said.
In 2020, the agency also conducted a record 21 million background checks, compared with 13.2 million in 2019.
Pekosch warned that bringing guns to checkpoints could cost the carrier dearly.
The fine for carrying a firearm can be as high as $13,900.Keywords: