Here Are Some Concealed Items That TSA Agents Have Found At Airport Security Checkpoints

We know that you know better not to bring your firearm with you through security at the airport, but that doesn’t mean that everyone out there is that intelligent.

From the TSA Blog, they give us the following statistics on firearms that were found in 2013 at airports across the country:

1,813 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country, averaging nearly five firearms per day. Of those, 1,477 (81%) were loaded. Firearms were intercepted at a total of 205 airports with Atlanta (ATL) on top of the list for the most firearms intercepted (111) in 2013.

There was a 16.5% increase (257) in firearm discoveries from last year’s total of 1,556.

Here are a few examples of real items found by TSA in 2013:

1Loaded Springfield Pistol


224 Pounds of Black Powder


Inert Claymore Mine


4Pen Knife


5Ammunition Hidden Under a Pull Handle


6An Assortment of Cane Swords


7Misc. Items
Left to Right / Top to Bottom: Cigarette Pack Stun Gun (MCO), Brush Dagger(OGG), Knives Concealed in Air Filter (IAH), Credit Card Knife (ABQ), Lipstick Knife (SAT), Comb Knife (DTW), Knife in Shoe (IAD), Belt Buckle Knife (EWR), Stun Gun Cell Phone (JAN), Comb Knife (CHS), Lip Stick Stun Gun (LAS), Key Knife (IAD), Razor Concealed in Cell Phone (TPA), Credit Card Knife (BWI), Lipstick Stun Gun (STL), Stun Gun Cell Phone (LAX), Knife in Shoe (SAN), Cell Phone Stun Gun (DEN)


8Guns and Ammo concealed in stuffed animals

For even more, visit their Blog Post from January 2014.

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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