As reported in The Washington Times, in 2014 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) seized a record 2,210 guns from passengers at airport security checkpoints, an increase of 22% over the number seized in 2013. More than 70% of the guns were loaded.

While some airport visitors clearly intend to try to sneak firearms through security, Colorado aviation security analyst Jeff Price told the newspaper that a lot of travelers “forget that they have them with them because they’re so used to carrying them in purses, laptop bags, on belts. It becomes a natural extension like their phone or car keys or wallet; they literally don’t even think twice about it.” Price noted that states with more relaxed concealed carry laws have seen a recent spike in guns at TSA checkpoints, while those with stricter laws have seen little increase.