A: All firearms are immediately confiscated and handled on a case-by-case basis. Some are returned to their owners and some are not, airport spokeswoman Monica Fuentes told Q&A on the News. Travelers who are caught with guns are in violation of federal law and "will miss their flight, be taken to jail and be subject to prosecution and fines up to $7,500," airport general manager Louis Miller said in a release last month. Last year, 100 guns were found at security checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson, more than any other airport in the country. Sixty-seven guns had been found in carry-on bags at Hartsfield-Jackson checkpoints as of Aug. 15, a pace that would surpass 2012.
Q: Every time I see John Boehner on TV, he always looks so tanned. No one in Washington keeps a tan like that. Is he a tanning bed junkie? — Donald Varn, Conyers