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TSA finds seven guns in seven days at Salt Lake International Airport

Oct 10, 2019, 10:55 AM
TSA guns...
Items, prohibited on passenger airlines, and confiscated from passengers by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, is displayed at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The items include a guitar shaped like a semi-automatic rifle, an inert grenade, and a stun gun. So far, TSA screeners have seized 65 firearms at the security checkpoint in SLC in 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, says too many people are trying to fly out of Salt Lake with guns in their carry-on luggage. They’ve found seven guns in seven days.

According to a TSA spokesperson, the agency has never seen this many firearms in a consecutive number of days at Salt Lake International Airport.

TSA screeners say they found handguns, magazines and ammunition in people’s carry-on bags as they went through the security checkpoint.

TSA rules allow guns and ammo in checked baggage, but not carry-ons. They’re reminding travelers to double-check carry-on bags before going through security.

So far in 2019, the TSA seized 65 firearms at Salt Lake International.

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