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In 2012, 75 People Unsuccessfully Tried to Bring Guns on Planes at DFW

Seventy-five people attempted to bring guns onto planes at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport this year, the second-most of any airport in the United States, the New York Times reports.

Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta topped the list, with 100 incidents. It’s also the busiest airport in the world, servicing 44.4 million customers each year; DFW flies about 27.5 million.

“It does concern us that this number is rising,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told the Times. “But we will not speculate on the causes.”

A record-setting 1,500 firearms were detected by security screeners in 2012, according to the TSA. That number is up from about 1,300 in 2011. Nearly 85 percent of the weapons were loaded.