Paul Joseph Watson
November 1, 2013
A shooting at LAX airport today which wounded several Transportation Security Administration screeners could be exploited as a justification to arm TSA agents, a plan that has likely been in the works for some time.
According to reports, a man approached a document checker at Los Angeles International Airport, pulled out a rifle and opened fire on a security officer.
Several people were wounded during the shooting, which went on for around half an hour, including a TSA agent who was shot in the leg.
According to the L.A. Times ”two or three TSA employees were hit by gunfire.”
The gunman was apprehended but the incident prompted an evacuation of Terminals 2 and 3 and all planes were later grounded, with incoming planes being diverted.
“We were just standing there in line and somebody started shooting,” said eyewitness Nick Pugh . “Everyone dropped to the floor and started crawling along the ground, abandoning their suitcases.”
The suspect is being described as a clean cut white male.
The incident is almost certain to be exploited by the federal government and the media to justify draconian TSA security policies, but it could also be used to rubber stamp a policy of arming TSA agents.
As we reported earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security has been hiring shooting ranges near airports in order to train TSA agents, suggesting that a plan to equip the screeners with firearms has been on the agenda for a while.
More on this story as it develops….