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Will TSA Officer's Death Allow The State To Grow TSA Powers To Lethal Levels?

As many readers are already aware, the first TSA agent was officially killed in the “line of duty” last week when Paul Ciancia brought a semi-automatic rifle into the Los Angeles International Airport and began firing at TSA agents. This killing has sparked a debate among lawmakers as to what powers the TSA should have and, more importantly to you and me, if they should be armed. From Politico:

Both lawmakers and the Obama administration have called for reviewing airport security procedures after the shooting spree. But union officials are already offering a concrete proposal: create a new category of TSA agent in addition to the 45,000 existing screeners. People in the new positions would be law enforcement officers, who could carry handcuffs and firearms as well as make arrests.

Union leaders say the enhanced status would help protect an unfairly demonized workforce, as well as security checkpoints like the one where Friday’s mayhem began.

This is an obvious, tragic, yet tried and true government response. A solitary incident which will now be posterized and plastered everywhere as the danger to us all that must be addressed. The State will use this instance to further oppress the public, with armament of the TSA the obvious solution to those who seek only to subdue us. Meanwhile, it makes no sense on any level.

Airports are rife with police – police that are dedicated to that airport specifically. There is no need to arm TSA agents, who have no official standing as law enforcement (nor should they), nor no training past the 120 hours of classroom and “on the job” training that they receive at the start of their tenure. I don’t know about you, but about 75% of the TSA agents I have encountered could barely hold a job at McDonalds, let alone be trusted with a firearm in a busy airport.

Of course, the TSA agents we’re all so fond of wouldn’t be the ones to be armed though. Because that isn’t how government works. No, instead a brand NEW layer of TSA will be laid down on the American populace, and one that has the power to arrest, detain and kill.

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Alot of TSA agents arnt very

Alot of TSA agents arnt very bright to begin with.(Not that all of them are dumb, but you get the idea)
If they were to arm them, you can bet your ass that its only a matter of time before someone gets shot. You can garuntee it. There is no possible way to avoid it.
One of them will likely draw their weapon in a situation that doesnt really need it and then it will accidently discharge, at the very least, and hit someone; with all the people around, I would put the odds at greater than 50% that someone gets hit either directly or due to ricochet.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

fly nekid

be done with it already
Greyhound is ready when u are
Fluk flying

nice post and aritcle i guess....

HERE IS MY WHAT WE KNOW.

Oct. 6 - Oct. 13 - what we know
During the Oct. 6-13 trip, Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon and San Bernardino Police Chief Robert Handy met with security experts in ISRAEL.
http://la.adl.org/news/jewish-journal-features-adl-law-enfor...

here is the actual link from the TEAM LAX facebook - showing clearly gannon standing in the group that went.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-trains-us-law-enforcemen...

Oct. 13 - what we know
The first lax ice bomb exploded - this might have been a test run of sorts to measure response times and security measures for the live action that would occur later in the month, CIA-N-CIA.

Oct. 18 - what we know
we know there was some sort of LAX training of police officers for different scenarios although the pictures appear more like tsa people considering they are wearing converses and other clothes like that while training and look not so professional. (example: the black girl in the rear on most of the pictures)
LAX Shooting: Police trained for 'exact scenario' 3 weeks ago
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/361365

Nov. 1 - what we know
10:05 a.m.: A man armed with a rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, leaving several people wounded.
11:58 a.m.: Patrick Gannon, LAX police chief: Suspect pulled rifle out of bag, opened fire in several locations. Police tracked suspect down, shot him in Terminal 3. He was taken into custody. "At this point be believe this was a lone shooter," he said.

In this press conference GANNON made a fumble of his words, he fumbles his words and admits in the process "that played out today, that we played out today"

http://www.youtube.com/embed/IYWY5LdJioQ?wmode=transparent

“We took every one of our patrol officers and a couple hundred officers from the Los Angeles Police Department and we practiced the exact scenario (he fumbles his words here) we played out today.”

now that might mean nothing but i add up all the facts:
answer me this , what makes more sense :

A) Head of airport police Gannon and others fly to isreal for security training during october comes back and 2 weeks later an attack at his airport occurs , and he his people and department were prepared for that exact scenario thanks to all the diligent training just in time.

B) Head of airport police Gannon and others fly to isreal for security training during october comes back and 2 weeks later they plan a drill but only let a certain people in on the drill aspects , they find a windup toy to let loose in the terminal, they stop the attacker and are praised as heroes and get thanks for being prepared so well for this exact scenario. unfortunately a tsa officer was either killed or relocated out of the country and given a new identity.

that bowdich guy during the press conference gave me the creeps, something was not right about that special agent.

if you dont agree with me on any of this answer me this ,
WHY DID GANNON GO TO ISRAEL FOR TRAINING ?
WHAT IS THE POINT OF OUR PEACE OFFICERS BEING ISRAELI TRAINED ?

My answer to this conundrum is that the israelis are number one in simulated terrorism and actual terrorist acts and our police force is becoming acclimated so that they may be used on a whim by our dhs department in that manner.

I haven't watched it yet but I am sure the corbett report excludes gannon went to israel at all. corbett is not what he cracks up to be.
just so you know alex jones site also excludes any information linking GANNON to ISRAEL weeks prior.

thank you much but we are being led in circles people. i think its high time to move to the mountains.

wonder if dailypauler granger will read this , haha

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

This is why I got so upset at

This is why I got so upset at the people who expressed they were happy when the TSA agent got shot. The government either set this up or was waiting for an excuse to expand the TSA powers. Before we know it we will have these goons armed and have police powers and they will be at our shopping malls, bus stations, movie theaters etc.

The frog so ever slowly continues to boil...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Yep

They're just waiting for a reason to pounce and expand the powers.

I'm pro gun control

...for government agents.

Disarm the government, arm private citizens and well have a much safer (and more free!) society.

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