TSA Nabs More Guns in SLC

TSA Nabs More Guns in SLC

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) detected more carry-on guns at Salt Lake City International Airport in 2014 than the national average. The TSA reports that the rate of guns per million passengers attempted to be brought on board planes in Salt Lake City is 4.81. The national rate is 3.38 guns per million travelers. Nationwide, more than 2,200 firearms were detected in carry-on luggage in 2014, up from about 1,800 in 2013.

Although passengers can pack unloaded firearms inside checked luggage, they are not permitted in carry-on bags. The TSA reports that 30 guns were detected in carry-on luggage in Salt Lake City in 2014. In 2013, 34 guns were detected.