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TSA union moves to arm agents

November 5, 2013

Friday’s slaying of a Transportation Security Administration officer at Los Angeles International Airport is fueling calls from union leaders to give some of the agency’s employees guns, handcuffs and the power to make arrests.

When government officials get shot, the solution is to arm them for protection. When citizens get shot, the solution is to disarm them? If the government wants to arm its employees so they can protect themselves, is the opposite true for the rest of us?