America’s Transport Security Administration collected a record 67 firearms from carry-on bags across the US — and 56 of those guns were loaded.
They also found a bunch of throwing stars, 19 stun guns and Tasers, and a canister of gun powder.
It may come as a surprise to Australians, but the TSA says “you can travel with your firearms in checked baggage”, but they must first be declared to the airline.
The TSA also allows passengers to transport ammunition, but only in checked baggage.
It also frequently reminds passengers that any items that look like a real bomb, grenade or mine are prohibited.
This may sound like common sense, but a 15-year-old boy caused chaos recently when he entered a Canadian airport with a bomb-shaped alarm clock in his carry-on bag.
The teenager, who was travelling from Toronto to Vancouver, was pulled aside after a screening officer noticed the object in his luggage.