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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