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Atlanta Airport Leads In Number Of Guns Found In Bags

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 17:22:34-04

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities said Atlanta's airport has once again been leading the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

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

A TSA spokesman said 9mm pistols were the most common guns found at checkpoints. He said 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 said they don't want to infringe on rights, but they don't want the guns accessible during a flight. 

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