The TSA found a record number of guns (and other crazy stuff) in carry-on luggage last year

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By now, most sane Americans know, carrying a gun or weapon onto a plane is a big no-no. But, amazingly, not everyone realizes this. In 2015, The Transportation Security Administration intercepted a record number of guns and some other bonkers stuff in carry-on luggage.

A whopping 2,653 guns were discovered in passengers bags last year and 82% of those weapons were loaded, reports KTLA, who notes that guns were discovered at 236 airports around the country.

These were the top 5:

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: 153
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: 144 3
  3. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport: 100
  4. Denver International Airport: 90
  5. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 73

The number of guns found tops the previous record, set last year, of 2,212 guns – and is way up for the 660 guns that were found in 2005.

These numbers do not reflect the number of travelers who legally carried guns on planes.

And it was not just guns, passengers also attempted to carry on ammo, black powder, and someone in Phoenix tried to carry on this live flash grenade:


Someone in Wichita was busted with two knives in their shoe:


And someone in Oakland attempted to hide a knife as part of a replica statue of the Eiffel Tower in Oakland:


“The transport of firearms by commercial air in carry-on bags represents a threat to the safety and security of air travelers,” TSA said in a statement. “Through increased training in detection methods, our officers are becoming more adept at intercepting these prohibited items.”