Thousands of Firearms Seized at US Airports

TSA confiscated 3,400 firearms loaded - that carried the passengers illegally

SIG Pro semi-automatic pistol, illustration - Image credit Augustas Didžgalvis

A loaded firearm can carry risks when taken to a place that is not quite right, as has been written on this blog, that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made regulations on firearms carried by passengers in flight.

As known, TSA prohibits passengers to carry a loaded firearm since coming to the airport to get off the plane. And taken separately to a special box that is locked.

Background make this rule applied has been through observation, one of which is that the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida last week, and the debate on the issue of gun ownership in the United States.

On the other hand there is a concern, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, January 9, that similar attacks would be imitated and performed in other public places.

TSA seems to be firm with these rules, as an example of years they have seized 3,400 firearms carried passengers illegally.

Other quotations from the site Skift on Tuesday, January 17, the number of illegal firearms were discovered in the past year showed an increase of 500 percent from the year of 2005.

There was an increase in the consideration of the public, because the average found nine illegal firearms per day at 238 airports in America. Conceivably worry residents, 83 percent of firearms seized already loaded in it.

As an illustration at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta became the airport with the findings of illegal firearms at the most, followed by Fort Worth Airport in Dallas, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Facts demonstrate safety considerations are paramount for the wider community who frequently travel by plane, TSA anticipated with strict supervision. Another thing to consider is the problem of trafficking of illegal firearms in the US are increasingly chronic.

Despite the firmness of the TSA, so far not all the regions in America who apply, as by naked eye, even a loaded firearm may be included in a pocket pants.

Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, Skift
Image: Augustas Didžgalvis via Wikipedia


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