This page will be updated throughout 2018 as TSA adds the latest preliminary
data to its blog. Typically added about once a week, TSA shows how many guns were caught at each airport in the U.S. at the screening checkpoint - when passengers attempt to bring them through the security checkpoint, into the sterile area and onto an airplane. We will add these totals and keep a running tally here.
guns were found in carry-on bags in 2017, a new record that shattered the previous record of 3,391 set the year before in 2016. Click here
to see how many were found at each airport last year. This record has now been surpassed as of early December 2018.
Data below covers January 1 - December 9, 2018. 4,026
guns were caught during this period. TSA is on pace to catch over 4,300 guns this year!
If you are curious how many guns have been found at TSA screening checkpoints at DFW the past few years, here you go: