TSA Found 1,828 Guns Among Air Travelers in 2013

20 percent increase from 2012


The Transportation Security Administration found 1,828 guns among travelers preparing to board planes in 2013, a 20% increase from the year before, according to an academic study.

The number of detections at airport checkpoints continues to rise from 1,123 in 2010 to 1,320 in 2011 to 1,525 last year, according to the tabulation of TSA data by Northwestern University's Medill National Security Journalism Initiative. About five guns are found every day nationwide.