TSA catches record number of firearms at checkpoints in 2019, 26 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

TSA catches record number of firearms at checkpoints in 2019, 26 at Cleveland Hopkins International

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - TSA recovered a record number of guns in 2019 from airports across the country.

According to TSA, a total of 4,432 firearms were found at airport security checkpoints across the U.S., which averages out to about a dozen firearms a day.

TSA says that it is a 5 percent increase from 2018 (4,239).

USA Today calculated that nearly 87 percent of the firearms (3,863) were loaded, and 34 percent (1,507) had a round chambered.

The complete list of gun recoveries can be seen here.

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