Gun missed at TSA airport checkpoint as shutdown continues

How ironic that the current government shutdown -- caused by a fight over how to fund a wall along the southern border -- has caused problems in other areas of national security, namely airport safety and security. Hopefully, there is an end in sight, one that has the well-being of US residents, both on land and in the air, as the prime objective. -- IFPO.
Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, SecurityInfoWatch.com
A gun passed through security at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport without being detected and was taken by a passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight to Japan, according to officials.

The passenger flew from Atlanta to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, and disclosed what occurred to Delta, which notified the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA acknowledged that “a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on January 2. TSA will hold those responsible appropriately accountable.”

The incident happened amid the partial federal shutdown that has left TSA officers working without pay since Dec. 22.

TSA said the checkpoint was fully staffed at the time, and said the rate of unscheduled absences that day, at 5 percent, was the same as a year ago.

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