LAX Shooting Spree Raises Questions on Airport Safety

Security officials across the country are working to keep guns out of America's airports.
2:07 | 11/02/13

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You are flying today you're likely to see more security at the airport -- shooting spree raising questions about how safe flyers are not only in the air but also on the ground. And ABC's David Curley is at Reagan national airport which is right outside Washington David good morning to you. -- again -- in an airport terminal but this is a public place like a mall or a movie theater I didn't have to show identification to get here I wasn't search to get here so what can we do. To prevent another shooting like the one that happened in Los Angeles. This morning we may see this again airports across the nation with increased police presence after Friday's -- shooting. LA police officers swarmed the terminal three some of them were already -- and took the shooter out. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That played out today and I was -- to the officers involved in this particular incident a few minutes ago and they said that that training. Was critical to how they responded to this. But after the shooting. And the first of her death of a TSA officer in the line of duty. So many questions should -- arm TSA officers should there be more police should we -- the security checkpoints. But the one thing that that some people will recommend after this -- either pushed the screening checkpoints farther out. Towards the public area but it really that doesn't solve the problem although dozens relocate the problem. A suggestion a few years ago to arm the tens of thousands of TSA officers was dismissed protection. Is the job of local police. Which have to meet federal standards for response times -- him. At the largest airports officers are usually stationed at the checkpoints. And despite the carnage and the fear at LA acts. Experts argue the system worked there the shooter got through one level of security but never reached a plane. It's very hard to stop somebody who just pulled out a gun and search shooting. -- that's where you need frankly armed intervention to come back to stop that person. Security experts. You really do expected the discussion will be about police response times do we need to shorten those -- have more officers at some of these checkpoints and airports around the country.

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