TSA: Weapons found in pre-flight checks at Tennessee airports increased in 2021
The number of firearms discovered in baggage checked at Tri-Cities Airport increased to eight in 2021 compared with just two a year previous.
That information was part of a comprehensive rundown of guns taken from passengers supplied by the Transportation Security Administration.
The agency reported a total of 283 handguns or rifles were discovered in pre-flight checks last year statewide with Nashville International breaking a statewide annual record with 163 illegal weapons inventoried.
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