Of course they stopped accepting requests to drop them. Like all bureaus they think their survival is more important than the rights of people. Passing a law that doesn't require the approval of TSA in order to opt out is the only solution. You know most airports are going to drop them if this becomes law.
It was never a requirement that the screeners be Govt TSA.
The most liberal city in the nation, opted out form day one.
Earlier this year, the Transportation Security Administration halted a program that allowed airports to privatize their screeners, citing safety concerns, but airport administrators say TSA stopped the program with little warning and without adequate justification.
Defeats the purpose: MassPort used a private security company out of Georgia, at Logan Airport in Boston which allowed the illegal alien and wanted Al-Queda operatives to board airplanes that would be used as bombs at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Those security ‘officers’ were from Somalia.
And I'd be 70% more likely to take additional flights.
This fall, my son and I are going to The Burgh, and rather than make a 1 hour flight, we'll take a bus, thanks to the TSA.
Really, why don't they let people bring anything they want on a plane? I know I'd feel (and be) safer if I and many of my fellow Americans were armed.
Hip Hip Horay!
Free markets solve problems and rewards the problem solvers.
Hey, how about we make TSA screeners exempt from bing sued or prosecuted for ‘profiling’
Then they would not have to screen grandma’s and crippled children “to be fair”
Is it a new law? Or is it just a bill? I refuse to fly with TSA running things. Haven’t since 2002.
I think I read that a couple of years ago Gov. Perry attempted to opt out of the TSA and the Feds said...fine, no airplanes will land in Texas.
Or did I dream that?
Even if the private screeners had to to follow the same TSA rules, I highly doubt they would scream at passengers waiting in line, karate chop you in the nuts “for security” and be a lot less theft from luggage.
How did this bill ever pass without the Unions screaming bloody murder??
The downside is that then the TSA goons will descend on Amtrak and Greyhound. The Amtrak Police Chief has already thrown TSA out of his Savannah Georgia station.