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TSA Finding More Firearms In Luggage At SLC Airport

Just in 2021 so far, 50 firearms have been found during searches in carry-on luggage at the SLC Int’l Airport, according to a report from FOX 13.There have been seven found in May, including one on Monday and two that were found on the same day on May 3. According to 2019 data, only 29 were found over that entire year. 


TSA spokesperson Lorie Dankers said security “can’t explain the surge” and they are calling the new trend “concerning.” TSA is making sure officers are more alert about the problem and working on educating the public about the rules of flying with guns. 

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