Gun in hollowed-out book makes TSA 2012 list

Knife found in hollowed-out book at Kahului Airport

Published  11:07 AM HST Jan 10, 2013

A gun in a hollowed-out book discovered at the Honolulu International Airport was one of the dangerous, scary and unusual items found by the Transportation Security Administration in 2012, according to The TSA Blog.

The book was discovered in March 2012.  The gun had no cylinder.

TSA also says a knife was found in a hollowed out book at Kahului Airport (OGG) in June 2012.

Knife in hollowed-out book found at Kahului Airport (OGG)

The TSA Blog

Knife in hollowed-out book found at Kahului Airport (OGG)

The TSA Blog

The TSA screened more than 637 million passengers last year.  That works out to about 1.7 million

More than 1,500 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country.  That's a little more than four firearms per day.  Of those found, nearly 79 percent were loaded.

Firearms were found at a total of 199 airport in 2012, with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at the top of the list with 95.

PHOTOS: TSA-confiscated items in 2012
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The TSA Blog

Someone tried to sneak a hollowed-out book with a gun, with no cylinder, onto a plane at the Honolulu International Airport back in March 2012.  Click the next picture for more items found by Transportation Security Administration officers in 2012.


The following are a few of the more notable firearms incidents:

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