|Other cutting instruments||2,973,413|
|Incendiaries and explosive/ flammable materials||494,123|
|Total prohibited items||6,114,612|
Notes: Other cutting instruments refers to, e.g., scissors, swords, sabers, and ice axes/picks.
Knives include any length and type except round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery.
Clubs refers to, e.g., baseball bats, night sticks, and billy clubs.
Firearms and guns refers to any weapon (excluding a starter gun) that is designed to or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.
Other refers to tools, self-defense items, and sporting goods (excluding baseball bats).
For further clarification about terms, see http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/Permitted_Prohibited_8_23_2004.pdf.
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, personal communication, November 2004.