Apparently, there is there may be a renewed, "debate about whether to extend security screenings to public areas of airports, including entrances and baggage claim areas."
So...if it was already illegal to carry, and he brought it in on his checked bag...how would any measure to secure the front doors have prevented this?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation- ... 67254.html
Luckily, someone has some common sense around them:
But that doesn't stop the writer of this trash article from reminding the reader about many more attacks that this type of security 'improvement' also wouldn't fix.But the Airports Council International-North America opposes that step, arguing in its own working paper that new screening measures could create a new target for attackers at airport entrances, inconvenience passengers and stretch security.
Kevin Burke, president of the North America airports council, said in a statement that the organization “is awaiting the outcome of the active investigation before commenting further.”
The shooting came months after the deadlier airport attacks in Brussels and Istanbul, and years after the attack in Moscow:
- In March, two explosions at Zaventem International Airport in Brussels killed 17 people. A suicide bomber was responsible for one of the explosions.
- In July, a suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul killed 44 people and injured more than 200 in the airport’s international and domestic terminals.
- In January 2011, a suicide bomber struck the international arrivals area of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, killing 36 people and wounding more than 100.