TSA seizes record number of guns in carry-on bags last week, including two at New Orleans airport _lowres

The Transportation Security Administration seized a record 68 guns in carry-on bags at U.S. airports last week, including two at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. (Photo from TSA)

The Transportation Security Administration seized a record 68 guns in carry-on bags at U.S. airports last week, including two at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Of the 68 firearms discovered, 61 were loaded and 25 had a round in the chamber, the TSA said in a blog post.

According to the TSA, both firearms discovered at the New Orleans airport were .380 handguns, found on Oct. 23 and 24. Both were loaded and had a round in the chamber.

Passengers can travel with firearms in their checked baggage, but they have to be declared to the airline, according to the TSA.

Read the full blog post here.