In the US, depending on state or local law, passengers who bring firearms to a checkpoint could be arrested or fined up to US$14,950. Photo: Shutterstock
In the US, depending on state or local law, passengers who bring firearms to a checkpoint could be arrested or fined up to US$14,950. Photo: Shutterstock

US agency stops record number of guns at airport security in 2022

  • Of the 6,301 guns discovered by officers at checkpoints, more than 88 per cent were loaded – an all-time high since tracking began 21 years ago
  • Firearms are not allowed in carry-on bags at any security checkpoint, even if a passenger has a concealed weapon permit, officials said

In the US, depending on state or local law, passengers who bring firearms to a checkpoint could be arrested or fined up to US$14,950. Photo: Shutterstock
In the US, depending on state or local law, passengers who bring firearms to a checkpoint could be arrested or fined up to US$14,950. Photo: Shutterstock
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