TSA screeners confiscated 19 firearms at Indianapolis International Airport in 2012

1,500 firearms confiscated nationwide

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 1,500 firearms were confiscated at airport checkpoints in 2012, according to a new report from the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA spokesman David Castelveter told CNN  TSA screeners found an average of four weapons per day last year.

A TSA spokesperson told RTV6 19 firearms were found at Indianapolis International Airport checkpoints in 2012. Fifteen of the 19 were loaded.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had 80 guns found through the end of November, more than any other U.S. airport, CNN reported .

The other four airports comprising the top five included Dallas/FortWorth International (75), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (50), George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (48) and Denver International Airport (36).

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