Monday, December 18, 2017
Human Interest

Notes from the Gunshine State: Florida airports make top 10 for confiscated weapons

Last year, two Florida airports made the top 10 list for confiscated weapons, according to a Transportation Safety Administration report. Orlando, with 47, and Fort Lauderdale, with 45, came in eighth and ninth place, respectively. Tampa, aspirational as always, recorded 36 seized weapons — good for 11th place. The 1,813 firearms (81 percent of them loaded) intercepted at checkpoints represent an increase of 16.5 percent over the previous year. That fact is both troubling and comforting: More people doing something reckless, but, hey, TSA's keeping pace.

 

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