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Americans Are Trying to Carry Guns on Planes in Record Numbers

Fewer Americans are taking to the skies because of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re trying to bring along a lot more guns.

The number of firearms detected at airport checkpoints this year is already the highest in the 20-year history of the Transportation Security Administration. The agency says it has found 11 firearms in carry-on bags per 1 million travelers screened, up from just 5 per million in 2019.