At the end of every week, TSA reports of weapons, explosives, and other prohibited items on the Official TSA Blog.
The latest post is for the week of March 19th through March 25th. TSA officials at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport found a loaded 9mm firearm on March 22nd. The gun didn’t have a round chambered
The passenger can face a penalty as high as $11,000.
Across the country, 79 firearms were discovered last week in carry-on bags; 71 were loaded and 24 had a round chambered. Officials also found an inert grenade at an airport, various knives and a cane sword.
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.