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TSA Officials Says Guns Not A Problem At Yeager Airport

Reported by: Send eMail Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 20, 2013 9:24 PM EST

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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Every day, guns are confiscated from airports across the country.

However, in Charleston, it's not a big problem.

The Transportation Safety Administration said Yeager Airport discovered one gun this year and, last year, they discovered two at the airport's checkpoint.

Yeager TSA officials said the guns were found in carry-on bags.

Other items you are not allowed to have in your carry-on bag include ammunition and pepper spray, among other dangerous objects.

At Yeager, TSA officials said they don't have many passengers bringing guns - it's ammunition that shows up more.

“Because we have such a large hunting population and a lot of people out and about, sometimes they forget they used a bag,” Federal Security Director Mike Cleveland said. “There's a few round of ammunition left in the bag, a few shotgun shells, or whatever. Be sure to clear that bag out if you've used it before. Just make a quick check, to make sure there's no ammunition left behind."

Information on what you can put in your carry-on bag can be found on check the TSA’s website.



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