INDIANAPOLIS — The Transportation Security Administration confiscated several dozen handguns, mostly loaded, at Indianapolis International Airport checkpoints in 2022.
Although high, the number was down from the 74 guns stopped the year prior in 2021.
Nationwide, TSA officers are still seeing an alarming number of weapons in airports. In 2022, officers stopped 6,542 firearms at 262 different airports – far surpassing the previous record of 5,972 firearms in 2021.
The majority of those firearms – 88% – according to TSA, were loaded.
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