Tuesday, January 24, 2017

3,391 Guns

3,391 guns

You cannot bring guns onto an airplane in a carry-on bag.  That line in the airborne social contract was apparently news to the flyers responsible for the 3,391 guns confiscated by the Transportation Security Administration in 2016.  That’s a record and up 30 percent from 2015.  Eighty-three percent of them were loaded.

-- Walt Hickey, in FiveThirtyEight's "Significant Digits" newsletter, 17 January 2017, citing USA Today as its source

USA Today does note that TSA screen 738 million passengers in 2016, up just 6 percent from 2015

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