US airport security intercepted over 6,500 guns in 2022. Why are people flying with firearms?

American airport security intercepted more than 6,500 guns at last year – an all time record.

US’s Transportation Security Administration seized around 18 firearms per day throughout 2022, confiscating 6,542 over the course of the year.

The number reflects a wider trend towards increased gun ownership, TSA administrator David Pekoske said.

“What we see in our checkpoints really reflects what we’re seeing in society, and in society there are more people carrying firearms nowadays,” he warned.

Why are there so many guns in U.S airports?

With the exception of pandemic-disrupted 2020, the number of weapons intercepted at airport checkpoints has climbed every year since 2010. Experts don’t think this is an epidemic of would-be

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