Travel Company Surf Patch Responds to the News of Atlanta Airport Leading the Nation in Guns Confiscated, Hindering Passengers Ability to Fly Clear

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Following an article about an Atlanta airport confiscating more guns than any other U.S. airport, Surf Patch responds with their comments.

On January 8, 2013, travel company Surf Patch responded to an Atlanta Journal -Constitution article by Tom Jones, regarding Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport once again leading the nations airports in number of confiscated guns, hindering passengers ability to fly clear of worry.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns confiscated at security checkpoints.The number reached 100 in 2012, and that concerns some travelers.”

The article points out that with all these guns confiscated, there could always be that one or two that get through security and that poses a real danger to the airports and its occupants. The article mentions that the number of guns confiscated has risen by 31 since the previous year's number of 69.

Several passengers who were arrested for their firearms said they forgot they were in their bags, stated that article. According to traveler Rob Scott, "To have a firearm you got to be a responsible person, and know where your firearm is, especially when you're going through a checkpoint.”

Travel company, Surf Patch, knows how these facts can be a growing concern for the airport and its passengers to fly clear of dangers. “Confiscating the most guns is not a title an airport or their passengers want to hear,” says world traveler Takara Licausi. “The airport security team needs to keep up the good work in confiscating all these weapons in order to avoid a potential major threat.”

Surf Patch was founded in 2000 by a group of college students from UC Santa Barbara. We are a website made for travelers to share their travel experiences and favorite surfing spots. We offer a unique view on the most amazing places in the world. Surf Patch gives a laid-back, relaxing feel to the world of traveling and surfing. We spend most of our time traveling the world and experiencing new places to review and share with the world.

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