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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Year after year, more Americans attempt to board planes with concealed firearms in their carry-ons. They also come with hidden swords, hatchets, sharpened ninja stars and even gunpowder. Invariably, the response from passengers when officers from the Transportation Security Administration seize the weapons is: Oops, I forgot I had it. “It’s always astonishing to…

Photo: Travelers stand in line to go through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check-points at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, U.S., May 31, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni