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    Series of signs displayed at TSA security line at Knoxville ( TYS)









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    What happens to the people who get caught trying to take guns aboard? Jail? Fines? Both?

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    tsa discovered 6542 firearms through passenger and carryon screening in year 2022

    one wonders how many they did not detect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    What happens to the people who get caught trying to take guns aboard? Jail? Fines? Both?

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    I suppose it depends on the circumstances. Legally owned? Honest (but very stupid) mistake?
    One thing you can count on. All those people missed their flights and spent a lot of time being questioned.
    They probably never got those guns returned to them even if legally owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    tsa discovered 6542 firearms through passenger and carryon screening in year 2022

    one wonders how many they did not detect?
    Well, they confiscated a laser pointer of mine that looked like a bullet in the x-ray even though anyone holding it could tell that it wasn't, but it did get through about 50 times before that...
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    If TSA was as aggressive (as it has been) on bladed implement confiscation - did the gun-carryon attempting folks expect a 'nod, nod / wink, wink ' acceptance of guns and ammunition in their bags ?
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    The main purpose of putting those signs on the TSA line is to send a final message:
    "Hey, stupid, do you have a gun in your carry-on baggage? Now's the time to deal with it before you get to the scanner!"
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    According to USA Today:

    The number of firearms detected at checkpoints has increased every year since 2010, with the exception of 2020, when air travel was depressed due to the pandemic. The TSA also has increased the maximum fine for those found trying to carry a gun through a security checkpoint, from $13,910 to $14,950.
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    I'd be curious to know how many are fined, at how much. And if any of them get away with a scolding, and if so, why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    If TSA was as aggressive (as it has been) on bladed implement confiscation - did the gun-carryon attempting folks expect a 'nod, nod / wink, wink ' acceptance of guns and ammunition in their bags ?

    Periodically the TSA tests security at different airports by having people try to smuggle weapons through. I believe that the track record is nearly 100% on managing to smuggle the gun through security.

    We're not talking America's best and brightest here.

    I was looking at a government surplus auction site yesterday. In the "confiscated goods" section, one TSA office was auctioning off pocket knives. They'd separated out the Swiss Army knives from the other pocket knives and were auctioning them off in multiple 25-lb lots.

    Another TSA office had several lots of "miscellaneous darts", each as what looked like a fairly sizable box. Looking at the pictures, they were the sort of darts you'd bring down to the pub on a Saturday night.

    The Austin, Texas PD had a 1936-vintage Luger pistol up for auction. Looked to be in great shape, too. Had to have an FFL to bid on it, and had to pick it up in person.
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