By Tom Knighton
By now, everyone knows you can’t take your firearm onto a plane.
Granted, 9/11 might have looked a whole lot different if armed citizens had been in the air that day, but the rules are what they are. You can’t carry a firearm onto an airplane. We all know this, right?
Yet, TSA reports the number of people who carry guns through security continues to increase.
The Transportation Security Administration has been checking carry-on bags for weapons at U.S. airports since shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that you can’t bring a gun onto an airplane.
But the TSA says the number of guns found at airport security checkpoints continues to grow every year. Last year’s record of 3,957 firearms found in carry-on bags nationwide will be eclipsed again in 2018, said TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz.
At Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 61 passengers have been found with guns by the TSA so far this year, with the busy holiday travel season still ahead. That’s up from 51 firearms in all of 2017, Koshetz said.
“This escalating trend is both disturbing and dangerous, as most of the guns have been loaded,” she wrote in an email. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms