Americans are apparently flying more than ever - and they're packing heat.
Three other Texas airports were also among the top 10 on a list released Thursday, which detailed the record-setting number of firearms discovered at TSA checkpoints past year: 4,239, up 7 percent from 2017.
5 with 123 guns packed into carry-on bags, 112 of the weapons loaded. At no. 7 was Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where 96 guns were discovered.
What part of it's illegal (and dangerous) to pack a loaded gun in your carry-on bag aren't we getting?
And what's more surprising, a record 3,656 of these found firearms - more than 86 percent of them - were found loaded. It is important to note that travelers may bring their firearm along for the trip in a "hard-side container", in checked luggage and passengers are required to "declare all firearms each time you present it for transport as checked baggage". "Even if a traveler has a concealed weapon permit, firearms are not permitted to be carried onto an airplane", the release said.
At DFW Airport, 219 firearms were confiscated, 193 of which were loaded.
In December, TSA agents discovered a bottle of lighter fluid on a passenger travelling from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and five replica mortar shells in a checked bag at Orlando International Airport.
"Travelers who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA".
Sometimes it's not just regular passengers who flub the rules.
Nearly every passenger who was found in possession of a gun in 2017 claimed that it was a mistake, according to an investigation by CBS News.
The amount averages to 11.6 firearms per day, with the most discovered during the month of August, when TSA found 32 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Two Florida airports made the list of the top airports with guns found by TSA officers.
CBS reviewed police records from seven airports in 2017 and found at least three cases where guns appeared to have gotten through security.
As part of its efforts to strengthen security, the TSA has improved signage reminding passengers that guns can not be transported in carry-on baggage and offers detailed instructions for how to properly pack an unloaded firearm in one's checked luggage. "Call us at 866-289-9673 or shoot us an email (pun intended)".