Ever since terrorists began flying commercial airliners into skyscrapers, the United States has been somewhat nervous about the items travellers take on flights – and for good reason. Although the entire tourist population is aware by now that there is a little organization called the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), whose primary job is to prevent terrorist attacks, people are still trying to smuggle weapons on planes.

A recent report from the Detroit Free Press indicates that at Detroit Metro Airport, TSA seized 32 guns from passengers in 2014, with items such as brass knuckles, a razor knife, a meat clever, Chinese throwing stars, and a grenade being among some of the other items found in carry on luggage. WTF?

On a local level, people caught with firearms at an airport are arrested and can face penalties of up to a year in jail and $1,000 fine. Yet, if the government decides to make a federal case out of the matter, the offender can receive fines of up to $11,000.

Interestingly, TSA officials report agents discovered six guns per day nationwide in 2014 – 80 percent of which were loaded. So, remember this the next time you find yourself annoyed with airport security.