Transportation Security Administration attempting to Arm TSA Workers

Friday’s shooting at LAX is fueling calls to arm TSA agents.

Leaders from the union that represents the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are calling for TSA workers to be given guns, handcuffs and the power to make arrests.

In an interview with Federal News Radio, David Borer, the general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees said the only way to protect TSA agents was to give them firearms – a statement that I find pretty ironic, since the feds refuse to use that same logic when it comes arming the average American citizen.

Boyer told Federal News Radio, “Our officers are verbally assaulted everyday; they’re physically assaulted far too often, and they need better protection at those checkpoints.” … “That’s why we’re advocating for a new class of officer who is trained as a law enforcement officer, has a weapon, has arrest authority and so forth to protect those checkpoints.”

This Plan was already put in play long before the LAX Shooting

As we reported earlier this year, the TSA was already trying to arm its agents.

Back in August, the TSA placed a placed a solicitation for bids on the government’s FBO Website for 3,454,000 rounds of .347 SIG Caliber training ammunition.  And as we reported in July, the TSA placed a solicitation on that same website looking for a firing range to train TSA workers.

In my opinion, they are now just trying to use this tragedy to put that plan into play.

After all, it was Rahm Emanuel, former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama, who famously said “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

So while lawmakers attempt to exploit this tragedy to yet again call for stricter gun control, they are at the same time ironically using pro-gun arguments to further the cause of militarizing our police forces and federal agencies.


  1. GH
    November 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how our founders seen this all coming?

    They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety – Ben Franklin

    • Renny
      November 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      It’s not “seen”, it’s “saw”!

      Why are so many people illiterate?

      • Runner
        November 6, 2013 at 6:04 am

        A better question might be, “where is our respect for our fellow man?”

        Language is a means, not an end. If the message was understood, then the words did their job. The right or wrong word often depends more on where you are than on the officially accepted grammar rules.

  2. Karl Marx
    November 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    This shit is worse than a bad Hollywood movie. When is America going to wake up and vote these bastards all out of office?

    • Renny
      November 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Do you REALLY believe that anyone has a vote? Get real, these “people” are appointed, not elected… PLEASE wake up…

      • Persister
        November 6, 2013 at 8:22 am

        The largest problem that exists in America today is the fact that the vast majority of Americans don’t WANT to know what is really happening. This is because they would need to take time from their busy days and do some research. They would rather relax and watch their favorite sport or television show. And they love being ATTACHED to their smart phone!

        For people to learn what is happening, it will require them to take some time, on a daily basis, to do the research necessary to learn about why this nation has become a Fascist police state. They will learn that the balloting process has been compromised. They will learn that the Zionist cabal in Washington D.C. has been deliberately destroying the America we once new. This government now has a heavily armed DHS that are now ready to squash Americans who resist in the same manner that they would kill a bug. They want all of government to be heavily armed. This is all in the effort to protect this corrupt government from people who would resist this tyranny.

        The only things separating this nation from being the same as Mao’s or Stalin’s is the facade, which still exists, of being a legitimate government. They use corporate media to disseminate their propaganda. When the right time comes for them to remove that facade, the SHIT WILL HIT THE FAN!

        • Sgt. Raven
          November 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm

          My friends the shit has already hit the fan. We as Americans need to stand up for our rights and tell the government enough is enough. Wasn’t this great nation founded on liberties?

          • EDGE
            November 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

            Yes, and REBELION!

  3. pete
    November 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    So the freaks who like to feel people up are now going to be able to do that while holding a gun?

    • Renny
      November 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      The simple answer is “don’t fly”… period… take their power away and simply don’t fly.

      If no one flew for a couple of weeks, they would be gone!

    • steve
      November 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Yeah its like being raped without the gun in your face instead its on their hips or on the table next to them.

  4. smokey
    November 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    TSA agents were once rent a cops at one time. The gov’t saw fit to fix the problems after 911 they should of been armed right from the beginning I don’t know who wrote the article but already they got it wrong with 347 sig There is no such round shows the author needs to do a little proof reading it’s 357 sig for the record

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