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TSA Wants Law Enforcement at Checkpoints During Peak Hours

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The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that armed law enforcement be present at airport security checkpoints during peak hours after conducting a nationwide review in response to a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall.
 
The internal report was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. It is being released to Congress, which will consider the recommendations.
 
The AP has reported that the two armed officers at the LAX terminal had left for breaks and were out of the terminal. Airport police decided months earlier to have officers roam terminals instead of staffing checkpoints such as the one approached by a gunman.
 
The shooting killed a TSA screener and wounded three other people.  

The head of a union representing 45,000 TSA officers says the report doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers.
 
The agency made 14 recommendations after a nationwide review of airport security prompted by a fatal shooting at LAX last fall. 
 
J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees says the recommendation further justifies the union's call for creating an armed unit of law enforcement within TSA.
 
TSA Administrator John Pistole doesn't believe more guns at checkpoints are the solution.  (AP)

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