Ninety-two people tried to bring a gun onto a plane on flights departing from Ohio last year, according to the TSA.
Thirty-five of those were at Hopkins, another 40 at John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, just two at Akron-Canton, 13 at Dayton International Airport and two at the Rickenbacker International Airport.
Those 92 people caught with guns at a Lambert's TSA checkpoint ought to consider themselves lucky. If they would have gotten the gun onto the plane and then been caught with it, they would be looking at a fine as high as $250,000 and up to a decade in prison.
This assumes they weren't trying to use the gun to commit a hijacking or an act of terrorism, in which case they could face charges for, well, hijacking or terrorism.
TSA found 448 guns at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in 2022 — the most in the nation, followed by two airports in (no surprise) Texas: Dallas Fort Worth International (385) and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (298).
Also in bringing-guns-onto-planes news, last week someone tried to bring a rocket launcher onto a flight in San Antonio.
This story was originally published by CityBeat's sister publication, Cleveland Scene, with reporting by Ryan Krull.
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