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Gun Seizures at U.S. Airports Double During the Pandemic

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The USA’s aviation security service revealed earlier this year that the proportion of passengers caught illegally trying to carry guns onto planes in their hand luggage has doubled over the last year during the pandemic. In 2019, officers found five firearms per million passengers, but for 2020 that figure was up 100% to 10 firearms

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Do You Know How Many Guns Are Confiscated from Airport Travelers?

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It may be hard to imagine that you can forget you’re carrying around a loaded handgun, but the majority of the 3,391 airport gun seizures last year in the U.S. were because of “carelessness.” According to a recent article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “firearms confiscated from mostly forgetful, gun-toting travelers at Virginia’s top five airports,

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