The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) reports that 28.3 million passengers and crew will fly between June 28 and July 9, 2018, which is how it defines the July 4 holiday. For some reason, the agency believes some of these people will carry fireworks, although that would be like trying to get a gun by security.
Nevertheless, the TSA released this note to passengers:
Leave Your Fireworks at Home: Fireworks and firecrackers are explosive and flammable, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, fireworks are prohibited from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags. TSA is responsible for enforcing this FAA rule by intercepting these items during screening. It’s important that you leave your fireworks at home. They will not be permitted on commercial aircraft. This includes aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels, you name it …
Presumably, people caught with fireworks will be arrested, which means they would not get to enjoy the holiday at all.
The TSA must have research that shows a few travelers are knuckleheads.