Atlanta airport leads in number of guns found in bags

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ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities say Atlanta’s airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Transportation Security Administration officers have found 92 guns so far this year. They found a total of 109 last year.

TSA spokesman says 9mm pistols are the most common guns found at checkpoints. He says they’re usually found in clothing at the bottom of a bag.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has previously been the airport with the most confiscated, but Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport topped it last year.

The TSA has launched a campaign to teach travelers how to legally travel with guns on commercial flights. Howell says they don’t want to infringe on rights, but they don’t want the guns accessible during a flight.

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