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TSA finds 4 loaded guns at Nashville airport security checkpoints

TSA officers at BNA security checkpoints have detected 21 firearms so far in 2021.
TSA guidelines allow firearms to be transported in checked baggage if they are declared to the...
TSA guidelines allow firearms to be transported in checked baggage if they are declared to the airline, unloaded and in a proper carrying case. Firearms are prohibited in carry-on luggage.(TSA)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 4:44 PM EDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Transportation Security Administration officers located four loaded handguns at security checkpoints in the Nashville International Airport last week.

According to TSA, the following guns were discovered between March 31 and April 6:

  • March 31 – 4:30 p.m. – loaded Glock 9mm
  • April 1 – 5:45 a.m. – loaded Kel-Tec .380
  • April 2 – 9:30 a.m. – loaded Glock 9mm
  • April 6 – 7 a.m. – loaded Ruger .22 LR

“Even with lower than normal passengers throughout, we continue to find a high rate of guns at security checkpoints,” said Steve Wood, TSA Federal Security Director for Tennessee. “Passengers must remember they’re responsible for the contents of bags and our advice is they thoroughly inspect all personal belongings to make sure there are no illegal or prohibited items before coming to the airport.”

TSA guidelines allow firearms to be transported in checked baggage if they are declared to the airline, unloaded and in a proper carrying case. Firearms are prohibited in carry-on luggage.

TSA officers at BNA security checkpoints have detected 21 firearms so far in 2021. In 2020, a total of 94 guns were found at BNA.

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