TSA Union Wants Armed Guards

b241ed39-d123-4a3f-a2bd-3cfaaaa4be10Just the thing these jumped-up mall cops need: firepower. (Speaking of that, every heard of The Mall Ninja?)

Via USA TODAY:

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.

“Every local airport has its own security arrangement with local police to some type of contract security force,” said J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents the screeners. “There is no standardization throughout the country. Every airport operates differently. Obviously at L.A. there were a fair number of local police officers there.

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  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/mattsdirtylifeandtimes Matt Thompson

    Come on, now. More guns fix everything.

    • InfvoCuernos

      glue guns do fix a lot.

  • Dave Kool

    If this goes down I will never, I repeat, NEVER travel to or from the United States by air. I wouldn’t trust a TSA agent with nail clippers, let alone a firearm.

  • InfvoCuernos

    I think we need less security. Less B.S. taking off your shoes and getting groped and standing in cattle lines. Less prostrating yourselves on the floor while the Emperor’s dogs put their feet upon your necks. I know its getting to be a tired old cliche, but I’m really feeling the whole “trading security for freedom and not having either” thing right now. Maybe it was seeing that Frazetta painting in another post, but my barbarian heart yearns to ride across the plains and see no one from horizon to horizon trying to tell me I need to put my shoes and laptop in the tray.

    • BuzzCoastin

      obviously it’s not about security
      it’s about how high you can jump when they say so

      • thisbliss

        And groping dicks

  • BuzzCoastin

    TSA pigs are one step up from WalMart employees
    but no one would shop at WalMart if those morons had guns

    • gustave courbet

      They get paid better.

  • Reasor

    TSA agents want to be armed? Fine. Send them to an eight week boot camp, so that I can trust the pudgy gropers to be as minimally competent and disciplined with their guns as the average Army Private.

  • Boo_Radley

    I obviously should have copyrighted the phrase “jumped-up mall cops”…

  • DeepCough

    Oh, good, now my rights can be violated at gunpoint. Fun.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Jesus Christ, trained policemen are gunning down unarmed civilians every year. I can’t imagine the TSA being any less willing to shoot a stranger, especially if that stranger is of a particular ethnicity.

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