Sure, it's easy to get held up at airport security for accidentally packing too much liquid, but items like guns, pepper spray, and martial arts weapons are, well, considerably less understandable. And yet, the TSA confiscated more than 22,000 of them and other weapons at airport security checkpoints in the US last year. Whoa.
TSA data obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows that officials seized a total of 22,044 “dangerous items" -- everything from firearms to swords -- during airport security screenings in 2015, according to a recent analysis by Max Galka of Metrocosm. And thanks to the below interactive map Galka built with the data, you can see exactly how many dangerous objects were confiscated at each US airport: