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Atlanta Airport Leads Nation in Guns Confiscated

By ACFEI Staff2, CHS-III      ( 0 ) Comments   |   Published On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Atlanta Airport Leads Nation in Guns Confiscated

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns confiscated at security checkpoints. The number reached 100 in 2012, and that concerns some travelers.

The Transportation Security Administration confirmed that 100 handguns were confiscated in 2012 at the airport. Spokesman Jonathan Allen said that compares to 69 guns that agents found in 2011. Several notable people have been arrested after, police say, they tried to take their firearms through checkpoints.

The arrests include Chick-fil-A executive Sheryl Rexrode and Harold Duncan, a member of the rap group Travis Porter. Several people arrested said they forgot their guns were in their bags.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport was next on the list, with 75 guns confiscated this year. The TSA reports 1,500 firearms were found at all the nation's airports combined this year. That is an increase from the 1,300 guns found last year, they said.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/atlanta-airport-leads-nation-guns-confiscated/nTjwx/

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