The Crazy Weapons US Airport Security Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Are you travelling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere sight of border security, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug — because there's a good chance that they have seen some crazy shit. In its annual report, the TSA announced that it found 2653 guns stowed in carry-on bags last year. This breaks the all-time record set in 2014, when only 2212 guns were discovered. And if that weren't terrifying enough, the TSA said that 83 per cent of those firearms were loaded. In other words: Americans are bringing more firearms, with greater firepower, to airports every year.

Perhaps the saddest part of this story is that guns aren't even among the most dangerous items found on planes. People marched military-grade weapons into airports across the US all year — as well as bunches of other crazy stuff. Here is just a small sample of the weird, dangerous crap that was confiscated at airports in 2015:


Creepy Find: A sickle, Newark Airport, New York

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Award for Most Likely to Combust: Lots of Gunpowder, Salt Lake City Airport, Utah

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Blindingly stupid: A live flashbang grenade, Phoenix, Arizona

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Hand to hand combat: This passenger brought ninja climbing claws into the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport, Georgia.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

A James Bond's villain: Two knives were found hidden in this shoe confiscated in Wichita, Kansas.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

More hidden weapons: These are a handful of the cane swords confiscated in airports across America.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Oh hell yeah: People brought a ton of drugs into airports this year and hid them in things like peanut butter, Arizona iced tea cans, batteries and candy wrappers.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year
The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year
The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Meat lover: This passenger at Southwest Florida International Airport couldn't bear to travel without this huge meat slicer.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Two for one: A samurai sword and a compound bow were discovered in luggage in Austin, Texas.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Bear mace cans confiscated by the dozens at airports across America:

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Nerd alert: A Trekkie brought this Klingon bat'leth to San Juan Airport in a carry-on bag.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

More nerd: So, so many Batarangs, at various airports across America:

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

So many throwing stars:

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Stuff that aren't bombs but look a lot like bombs: Replica sticks of dynamite, a 120mm tank round, practice landmines and other inert military replicas.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Novelty bath salts modelled to look like TNT explosives were found at Denver International Airport, and resulted in a 20-minute evacuation while bomb specialists searched the bag.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

People apparently love grenades: These are just a few of the inert grenades were taken from aeroplane passengers in 2015.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Someone who really loves guns brought two concealed handguns, an unassembled rifle and a freezer bag full of live ammunition inside of three checked bags found in Orlando, Florida.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

A small sample of the thousands of guns that were confiscated from carry-ons and checked bags last year.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

And a passenger at New York's Laguardia Airport stuffed this chihuahua into a checked bag. The dog was, unfortunately, sent home with the owner.

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Images via TSA Blog


Comments

    Iv regularly traveled with live ammunition in my luggage within australia. As long as you fill out the paperwork and have it properly secured, its fine. You usually have to pick your bags up from the bulky goods counter instead of the regular baggage pickup, except for once where my clearly labeled bag 'o bullets covered in warning and security labels, came out over on the carousel at sydney while i was waiting at the special pickup. I hope somebody got shitcanned for that!

    We don't get an idea of scale but I dare say that Bat'leth looks perhaps more like a knuckle duster knife.
    As a Bat'leth, even if it was full size, there's not really anywhere to hold onto, particularly as the ends of the weapon appear to be hinged

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