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Newark Liberty International Airport Leads NYC-Area Airports In Gun Seizures

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Newark NJ, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped 39 handguns at New York City area airport checkpoints in 2022, an increase from the 26 guns caught in 2021. Each of the firearms were discovered by TSA officers during the routine screening of carry-on property at airport security checkpoints.

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The biggest jump in the number of firearms was seen at LaGuardia Airport where TSA officers detected 11 handguns in 2022, up from four caught in 2021. It marked the highest number of guns stopped by TSA at LaGuardia. Westchester County Airport recorded an increase from zero to four guns stopped at the checkpoint from 2021 to 2022. Newark Liberty International Airport recorded a slight increase from 12 to 14 guns. New York Stewart International Airport also saw an uptick from one to three guns caught from 2021 to 2022. John F. Kennedy International Airport was the only airport in the New York City region that noted a decrease in the number of firearms brought to checkpoints in 2022 from nine stopped in 2021 down to seven guns last year.

Nationwide, TSA officers detected 6,542 firearms at airport security checkpoints in 2022. It was a significant increase from the 5,972 detected in 2021 and a spike from the 4,432 detected in 2019 (pre pandemic).  Of the guns caught in 2022, approximately 88 percent were loaded. Firearms were caught at 262 airport checkpoints nationwide.

One thought on “Newark Liberty International Airport Leads NYC-Area Airports In Gun Seizures

  1. I guess I’m naive but this is shocking. That many people try to take loaded guns on planes? Much less unloaded ones.

    To think how much I’ve worried for years about bottles of water and the amount of shampoo in my bag….

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