Transportation Safety Administration is out with its annual collection of the strangest, and sometimes scariest, items it confiscates from would-be air travelers. (They also assess how fast they can hustle travelers through those seemingly interminable wait lines.)
Oddest: a Chihuahua dog.
Scariest: All manner of guns (to say nothing of ammunition, black powder -- and an assortment of replica and inert explosives, shell casings and the like). And when it comes to firearms, Denver International Airport ranked fourth overall in the nation, with 90 catches:
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: 153
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: 144
- George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston: 100
- Denver International Airport: 90
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 73
- Nashville International Airport: 59
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: 59
- Dallas Love Field Airport: 57
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: 54
- William P. Hobby Airport, Houston: 52
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