At the end of every week TSA reports of weapons, explosives, and other prohibited items on the Official TSA Blog.
The latest post on the week of March 6th through March 12th, TSA officials at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport found an loaded 9mm firearm on March 6th. A bullet was chambered in a carry-on bag that Monday.
The passenger can face a penalty as high as $11,000.
Across the country, 73 firearms were discovered last week in carry-on bags; 66 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. Officials also found various knives, a cane sword, throwing stars, a push dagger, and other prohibited objects.
All of the firearms pictured were discovered last week.
The Blog states:
This is a friendly reminder to please leave these items at home. Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions; that's for the law enforcement officer to decide. In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items.