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  • The inspection services of US airports intercepted 2,653 firearms in 2015, a record that surpasses the previous year.
  • These weapons were discovered when their owners tried to fly with them as hand luggage.

 Security measures at US airports

The inspection services of airports United States intercepted 2,653 firearms in 2015 , a record that exceeded the previous year by more than 20%, according to official figures released Thursday.

Administration Transportation Safety (TSA, for its acronym in English) said that these 2,653 weapons were discovered when their owners tried to fly with them as hand luggage .

On average, seven weapons a day were seized, and 83% of them were charged.

The seizures occurred in 236 US airports , 12 more than the previous year, and more were recorded activity of Dallas , in Texas, with 153 guns, followed by Atlanta (Georgia), with 144 and Houston, also in Texas, with 100 weapons seized.

The increase in weapons seizures must, according to the TSA, the best training of security personnel at airports, each year improving protocols in the control points.