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TSA's Report on Confiscated Items in 2014

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has detailed the dangerous items it seized at U.S. airport security checkpoints in 2014. The number of passengers screened in 2014  653 million  has increased by nearly 15 million since the previous year. A whopping 2,212 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags in 2014, which marks a 22-percent increase from the year prior. The top ten airports at which the most offenders were caught are as follows:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 120
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 109
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX): 78
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): 77
Denver International Airport (DEN): 70
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU): 50
Tampa International Airport (TPA): 49
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 49
Nashville International Airport (BNA): 48
Orlando International Airport (MCO): 47

See the TSA's interesting year-end review of the dangerous items seized on their blog. Look at photographs of the (often completely bizarre) items confiscated at the TSA Instagram account

Via Laughing Squid | Image: TSA 


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I love the way they act like there was no security before 9-11. It's more of a show now, but they still used to use x-rays and metal detectors back then.
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