TSA now screening New York City subway riders
A reader wrote this morning:
I am a little shaken now because after I exited the Staten Island Ferry, I was directed to a checkpoint in the Number 1 Train entrance. The checkpoint was manned by TSA agents who checked my bag. NYPD officers were directing people to them.LA replies:
Are you sure they were TSA?Reader replies:
Of course. I when I saw their patches I commented to them that I thought they were only in airports. I knew that there was media chatter since last week that TSA would be in other venues, so despite my feigned ignorance, I quickly realized that the media was likely prepping the public.
Like many other citizens of the state of Washington I have a concealed carry weapons permit, which is as simple to get in Washington as a driver’s license. Thus, they are quite common. It is perfectly legal for my to stick a loaded handgun in my pocket, concealed holster, briefcase or backpack and ride the local mass transit.LA replies:
I never heard Seattle described as the Wild West before.Michael S. from New York writes:
I commute through Grand Central Terminal everyday. In the last two months, I see uniformed officers searching bags outside the turnstyles every other day. I have never looked at their badges to determine if they are TSA. Interestingly, they never seem to be searching a credible threat; mainly the innocent looking white middled aged woman or man.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 05, 2012 06:09 PM | Send