I was really surprised to discover that nearly 700 handguns were seized by the Transportation Security Administration in just the first half of 2012. Really? That many in just six months?!? Amazing.... And that's only a count of handguns specifically.... they've also confiscated countless hunting knives, stun guns, throwing stars, even a bazooka round.... Wow- the next time I fly, I'm going to be much less frustrated by the screening process.
Not only that, the TSA blog comments that "In some cases, people simply forgot they had these items." How can you _forget_ you have something like that on your person?! And what does it say about our society that that can even happen? Oy!