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Jan 18 2023
Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated more than 6,542 firearms from airport passengers in 2022 — the highest number recorded since the agency's inception. Of those guns taken at airport security checkpoints, 88% were loaded, the agency announced Tuesday.
The confiscations by TSA mark a nearly 10% increase over the 5,972 firearms seized in 2021, which was also aCBS News (Online)
Apr 25 2023
3 TSA officers were injured in an 'unprovoked and brazen' attack by a female traveler at a Phoenix airport, agency says
Three Transportation Security Administration officers were injured in an “unprovoked and brazen” attack by a female traveler at a Phoenix airport Tuesday morning, the agency said. The TSA officers were working at a security checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport just before 6 a.m. when they were attacked by the traveler during the security screening process, the TSA said in aCNN (Online News)
Nov 04 2013
More guns in the hands of employees wouldn't be about stopping terrorism at airports - it would be about protecting people from the gun violence that plagues America.CNN (Online News)
Jun 07 2022
With the country continually in mourning over gun violence — we keep seeing mass shooting after mass shooting after mass shooting — it’s time to find ways to prevent it, lest we remain the “only nation where this regularly happens.” Those solutions needn’t be new, and could perhaps be kind of banal, like the risk-based decision-making behind TSA PreCheck screenings.
May 24 2016
Travelers at America's second busiest airport became some of America's busiest tweeters when security lines at Chicago's O'Hare International caused some 450 passengers to miss their flights recently, stranding them in the airport and forcing dozens to sleep on cots in line overnight. Angry passengers took to Twitter, posting photos of marathon security lines on social media with the hashtag #Guest Writer - Right
Feb 18 2023
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) this week stopped a passenger with an assault rifle and 163 rounds of ammunition from being carried onto a plane headed to Houston. “Threat detection is our mission and our dedicated workforce is protecting the traveling public every day,” said TSA Federal Security Director ArdenHomeland Security Today
Sep 06 2022
U.S. officials screened 8.76 million air travelers over the four-day Labor Day weekend, marking the first time holiday weekend screening volume has exceeded 2019 pre-pandemic levels.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Tuesday the four-day period topped the 8.24 million passengers screened over the Labor Day weekend in 2019, which traditionally marks the end ofInternational Business Times
Jun 02 2015
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Sep 08 2023
THE AIRPORT. YOU’D HAVE TO BE AN IDIOT TO DO THIS. HOW COULD YOU NOT THINK YOU’D GET CAUGHT? AND THAT ACTUALLY PLAYS INTO THE DEFENSE IN THE CASE, WHICH IS NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD DO THIS. AND THEREFORE HE MUST NOT HAVE KNOWN THAT THE GUNS WERE IN THE BAG. LEGAL ANALYST GREG HENNING SAYS PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK JACK JONES IS NOT GETTING SPECIAL TREATMENT. THE DA DROPPED ALL CHARGESWCVB
Jun 02 2015
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to revise airport security procedures, retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports across the U.S.CBS News (Online)