Travelers Have Brought 65 Pounds of Ammo to Love Field, and the TSA Just Gave it Away
On Tuesday morning, Dallas police got a call from the Transportation Security Administration. The agency had some 65 pounds of abandoned ammunition that needed to be picked up.
Via. We really have no idea where TSA found all that ammunition.
That's all DPD's incident report said. Not a word about what the hell such a large amount of ammunition was doing at Love Field. Did the TSA catch someone trying to sneak their personal arsenal past security? Or was it stowed on a plane? Maybe Second Amendment types, fearful of tightened gun rules, figured the Obama administration would never look for their arsenal at a second-tier airport?
The answer, according to TSA spokesman Luis Casanova, is no.
"These were ammunition rounds that have accumulated over time and we turn over to DPD for disposal," he wrote in an email. "Not a lump amount that was found."
It's taken the TSA "months if not years," to accumulate 65 pounds, he wrote. "Also remember a live round carries some weight, so in terms of number of rounds it may not have been that much."
Still, that means that many, many people seem not to have gotten the message that guns -- and bullets -- aren't allowed on airplanes. It also means the TSA is actually detecting the weaponry people are trying to carry on, which is reassuring, I guess.