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TSA caught people trying to fly with more guns than ever in 2019. Experts have questions.

1/21/2020 2:17:11 PM

The Washington Post -- The Transportation Security Administration intercepted a record number of firearms at airport security checkpoints last year in what the agency’s leader called a “deeply troubling” trend. U. of I. computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson, who has studied aviation security system analysis for 25 years and is among the researchers whose work led to the development of the TSA PreCheck screening system, says TSA’s concerns over the 2019 increase come without context. “What if they found 10 firearms, or what if they found 10,000? Yes, it’s a big number, but it’s inconclusive what it means,” he says.