Memphis Daily News Chandler Reports Nashville Ledger
» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 43 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 8, 2019

Nashville No. 10 in US for firearms seized at airport

Print | Front Page | Email this story

MEMPHIS (AP) — Federal transportation officials say dozens of firearms were seized in Tennessee's largest airports last year, including 86 in Nashville.

Nashville International Airport ranked No. 10 in the country with 86 firearms seized at security checkpoints last year, Transportation Security Administration statistics show.

TSA says three smoke grenades were discovered in a checked bag at the Nashville airport Nov. 19.

Memphis International Airport had 47 firearms confiscated last year. That's up from 26 in 2017. TSA says the Memphis airport has one of the highest checkpoint firearm detection rates, per passengers screened.

TSA says 4,239 firearms were found at U.S. airport checkpoints in 2018, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year.

TSA plans a demonstration on the proper way to fly with a firearm Tuesday at Memphis' airport.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0