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In One Chart: Leave your weapons at home: More people tried traveling with firearms in 2016, says TSA

Travelers might want to be extra careful when flying from the airports this year.

A record number of guns — 3,391 — were discovered in passengers’ carry-on bags at American airports in 2016, up 28% from the year before. That’s an average of nine firearms per day, according to a report published Thursday on the TSA blog.

The number of TSA gun discoveries has continued to increase for more than a decade. Firearms intercepted by TSA today are over five times more than 10 years ago, data show.

Among the 238 airports where firearms were spotted, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport topped the list with 198 items, followed by Dallas/Fort Worth International with 192.

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