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Change the Gun Debate

Every time there’s a gun massacre, we hear cries from liberals like me for background checks and gun control. Then conservatives blame mentally disturbed “lone wolves” and quote the Second Amendment. 99 more words

Gun Violence

Naked Body Scanner Lobbyist Now Has Control Over TSA’s Budget In Congress

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A lobbyist who worked for the company that built TSA’s naked body scanners is now working in the government department responsible for TSA spending, it has been revealed. 448 more words

Economic News

All of a Sudden, It Happens

Martin and I are on a flight to Chicago, to see Dr. Zelinsky. Two things happened in the airport:

First, the metal detector. I have my… 493 more words


Bearing it all for the sake of security

The majority of United States travelers have cooperated with enhanced security measures such as removing their shoes and adhering to the limitation of liquids in their possession as a way to counteract the perceived threat of terrorism since the September 11, 2001, attacks. 2,789 more words

Social Research

Salt Lake County inmates to face full body scanners

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The Salt Lake County Metro Jail is installing a new deterrent to keep inmates from sneaking contraband into the facility. 363 more words


Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners | Wired

Two years ago, a blogger named Jonathan Corbett published a YouTube video that seemed to show a facepalm-worthy vulnerability in the TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners: Because metal detected by the scanners appeared black in the images they created, he claimed that any passenger could hide a weapon on the side of his or her body to render it invisible against the scans’ black background. 135 more words

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