Loaded gun in Jacksonville among record week reported by TSA

Jacksonville, FL — The TSA intercepted a record 89 firearms in carry-on bags over just a week, including one in Jacksonville.

The TSA says the prior record was 82 firearms, set in May. 74 of the guns were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. These numbers deal with July 10th through July 16th, which is the most recently released data from the group.

The firearm found at the Jacksonville International Airport was loaded and had a round in the chamber. It was located July 11th.

The TSA is warning that if you bring a firearm to a security checkpoint, you could face arrest and a fine of up to $11,000. If you want to travel with a gun, it needs to be checked, following TSA guidelines.

At airports across the country, the TSA also caught a small pocketknife taped inside of the handle of a toothbrush, a practice tank warhead, and several other sharp bladed items over this time period. One of the guns which was found was actually concealed inside of a wheelchair cushion.

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