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TSA confiscated 6k guns in 2021 setting a new record

(KYMA, KECY) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has set a new record for the number of firearms discovered at U.S. airports last year.

The TSA says it seized over 5,900 guns at security checks in 2021.

That's 1,500 more than the previous record set in 2019.

The TSA says the majority of those firearms were loaded.

It was an expensive mistake for passengers who did not declare and properly pack their firearms.

They could face anywhere from a $3,000 fine to $10,000 in fines.

Even more, if it is a repeat offense.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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