TSA hits new record after confiscating 73 guns in one week from carry-on bags

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A record-breaking 73 firearms were discovered last week in carry-on bags around the nation. (TSA)

Airport screeners established a new record last week when they stopped passengers from boarding planes with 73 firearms in carry-on luggage.

The Transportation Security Administration officials said the number was reached in the seven days ending April 21 and the haul surpassed the previous high of 68 set in October.

After confiscating the 73 firearms, TSA carry-on screeners made a startling discovery: 68 of the weapons were loaded and more than two dozen had a round in the chamber, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported Saturday.

Two loaded guns were seized at Boston Logan Airport on Tuesday and Thursday, Fox 25 Boston reported.

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