Weapons at Airports on the Rise

TSA confiscates record number of weapons from passengers trying to board airplanes.
1:30 | 01/24/15

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And another disturbing headline about what was nearly brought on hundreds of passenger planes. More than 2,200 weapons, most of them loaded. Here's Steve osunsami. Reporter: Last week alone, tsa agents found 43 firearms in the security lines at U.S. Airports. 33 of them -- like this berretta from Indianapolis -- were locked and loaded. 13 of them had rounds in the chamber. Those security agents you love to hate discovered a record 2,212 firearms in carry-on bags last year, nearly 400 more than the year before. That's alarming. That's ridiculous. Reporter: The government says in most cases, these were mistakes, and passengers like this one were jailed. It happens most often at these airports in gun country -- Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston and Denver. The worry is that guns are getting through like they were in Atlanta, when this former delta employee and a baggage handler used an airport id to smuggle loaded firearms in this carry-on, past the reach of security. And it's not just guns. In sonoma county, a knife hidden in a enchilada. They say the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious. In Newport News, Virginia, razor blades hidden inside a greeting card in the shape of scooby doo. The tsa says this is no laughing matter and tonight is kindly reminding passengers to leave these items at home or risk getting arrested. To the west now, and a

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