Should Some Transportation Security Administration Agents Be Armed?

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    A proposal to create a unit of trained officers to be stationed at every airport security checkpoint has recently been renewed by Jeffrey David Cox, Sr. — who is president of a union known as the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents employees of federal agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration — as a result of a machete attack at the international airport which serves the greater metropolitan area of New Orleans. Cox has been stressing the need that Transportation Security Administration agents be armed; as well as for their placement at every airport security checkpoint in the United States ever since the death of Gerardo I. Hernandez, who was an agent of the Transportation Security Administration who was only 39 years old and a father of two children. As I first reported in this article, Hernandez was allegedly killed by... The post Should Some Transportation Security Administration Agents Be Armed? appeared first on The Gate.

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