Around 200 guns have been found trying to go through TSA security checkpoints so far this year at the Atlanta Hartsfield Intl. Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia – the most in the nation. This is however, slightly slower pace than last year’s at ATL. Of those found, 175 of those were loaded, according to the TSA.
Traveling with a gun is allowed if the rules are followed including being packed in a locked case in checked luggage, being unloaded and declared to the airline with proper paperwork. “If it is brought in carry-on baggage, it is a violation of federal law,” said Ryan Buchanan, U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.