Rare: Surely you can’t take that on a plane — can you?

(TSA Photo)

A quick read of the official TSA blog reveals one recurring theme: People are confused about what they can take with them when they fly.

In short, items that a passenger can use to stab or shoot someone are a no-no in carry-on luggage. Explosives are also off limits in both carry-on and checked bags.

Simple enough, yet it’s staggering how many hand grenades, guns, knives, explosives and other prohibited items TSA agents confiscate on a regular basis. In the first seven days of 2016, for example, agents discovered 37 firearms in carry-on bags nationwide, according to a post on the official TSA blog.

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Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits The Travel Trolley and Railfanning.org.