TSA Reports Record Number Of Gun Interceptions At U.S. Airports

  • The agency said that TSA had increased the maximum civil penalty for a firearms violation to $14,950 to reduce the threat of firearms at checkpoints.
  • “When a passenger brings a firearm to the checkpoint, this consumes significant security resources and poses a potential threat to transportation security, in addition to being very costly for the passenger,” Pekoske said.
  • According to the agency, TSA firearm catches have increased since 2010, rising from just 1,123.
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