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TSA seeing three times as many guns compared to last year
National Press Release
This firearm was caught by TSA officers at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport checkpoint on July 30. (TSA photo)
WASHINGTON—Transportation Security Administration officers detected firearms in carry-on bags at a rate three times higher this past July than the same month in 2019, though passenger volume is significantly lower.
TSA officers detected 15.3 guns per million people last month compared to 5.1 guns per million people screened during July 2019. The rate is particularly alarming, given that TSA screened about 75% fewer passengers in July 2020, over the previous year’s volume.
“TSA is diligently working to ensure our employees and passengers are safe and secure while traveling during a pandemic, and yet we are noticing a significant increase in loaded firearms coming into checkpoints,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “Travelers must understand that firearms are prohibited items at airports and in the passenger cabins of aircraft. As hard as we are working to mitigate other risks at this time, no one should be introducing new ones.”
The recommended Federal civil penalty for an unloaded firearm starts at $2,050 and it starts at $4,100 for a loaded gun. The penalty can go up to the statutory maximum of more than $10,250 per violation, depending on the circumstances. The complete list of penalties is posted online.
In addition to financial civil penalties, individuals who violate rules regarding traveling with firearms will have their trusted traveler status and TSA PreCheck™ expedited screening benefits revoked for a period of time. The duration of the disqualification will depend upon the seriousness of the offense and if there is a repeated history of violations.
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We know that our passengers have questions about how COVID-19 is impacting the airport and what SAT is doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The safety and well-being of our passengers and employees is our number one priority.
To ensure that passengers feel confident while traveling, SAT joined the Greater. SAfer. Together. pledge (in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance) aims to protect the health and safety of employees and customers and instill community confidence.
For more Covid-19 related, visit the Travelers information page.
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