The union representing airport screeners for the Transportation Security Administration says Friday’s fatal shooting of an agent at Los Angeles International Airport highlights the need for armed security officers at every airport checkpoint.
Why stop there? Why not arm the ticketing agents, the bag handlers, and the custodian staff should definitely get AR-15s. The gate agents should get shotguns though, too close range for an AR.1
I very much feel for the family of the victim(s), but it’s this kind of reactionary thinking that makes the rest of the world laugh at us. ↩