The Transportation Safety Administration says Orlando International Airport has hit a terrifying record, and Disney World Guests flying into the airport, as well as other travelers, need to be aware.
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In September of this year, FOX35 Orlando reported that nearly 600 firearms had been intercepted by TSA agents since the first day of 2022. TSA warned passengers about the growing trend then, saying that such a trend could have “dire consequences.”
Almost all of the 600 weapons seized were fully loaded and had ammunition chambered as well, according to TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz, meaning that the weapons could have caused harm in the wrong hands, or in the event of an accidental discharge of the weapons.
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FOX 35 Orlando now reports that the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) at Orlando International Airport has seen a record number of passengers approach the TSA checkpoint with guns in their carry-on luggage–an offense that is punishable by up to $15,000 per offense, depending on whether the gun is loaded or unloaded when it’s discovered. Koshetz told FOX that a record 154 passengers this year have brought guns to the TSA checkpoint at Orlando International Airport, though guns aren’t the only weapons confiscated.