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Last year, feds found 16 guns in bags at BWI; in Dallas, 153

Last year, feds found 16 guns in bags at BWI; in Dallas, 153

As the nation's gun laws continue to be the subject of heated debate, federal aviation officials are reminding travelers of a long-standing rule: Firearms and ammunition are never permitted in carry-on bags.

Last year federal officers detected an arsenal at U.S. airports: 2,653 guns in carry-on bags, more than seven a day — a 20 percent increase from 2014, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

"Our officers are becoming more adept at intercepting these prohibited items," TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said in a statement.

At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officers caught travelers with 16 guns...

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