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  • Family of LAX shooting suspect 'shocked and numbed' by rampage

    The family of the suspect in Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport said in a statement Monday that "we, like most Americans, are shocked and numbed by the tragic events." The statement was delivered on live television by John Jordan,...
  • Should we arm TSA agents?

    Should we arm TSA agents?
    It may sound crazy that the Transportation Security Agents assigned to keep guns out of airports have no protection against anyone who brings a gun to a security checkpoint planning to use it. So when a man showed up Friday at Los Angeles International...
  • LAX shooting: Some TSA agents should be armed, union says

    LAX shooting: Some TSA agents should be armed, union says
    The president of the union representing more than 45,000 Transportation Security Administration agents urged Congress and the agency on Monday to create a new class of officers that would be armed with weapons. J. David Cox Sr., president of the ...
  • LAX shooting: Gunman's rifle may have been ready to fire in his bag

    The semiautomatic rifle used in the LAX shooting rampage Friday was purchased at a Van Nuys gun store and could fit into the bag the alleged gunman brought to the airport, a federal law enforcement source told The Times. The source said the weapon was a...
  • LAX shooting: Have we become numb to mass shootings?

    LAX is not trending on Twitter. Seventy-two hours after a man opened fire on our gateway to the world, there is no discernible outcry for action, little apparent conversation at all. As I write these words, the latest mass shooting is not on the front...
  • Injured TSA worker: 'All I could think about was helping' people

    Injured TSA worker: 'All I could think about was helping' people
    A Transportation Security Administration worker injured in the deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport spoke to reporters for the first time Monday, saying his first thought was to help the passengers around him. Tony Grigsby, 36,...
  • Is LAX shooting the result of anti-government hatred?

    Is LAX shooting the result of anti-government hatred?
    Here are some of the places we expect to be safe: Airports. Military bases. Movie theaters. Elementary school classrooms. Grocery stores. Places of worship. Marathon finish lines. But we aren’t, and as Friday’s shooting at LAX reminds...
  • Letters: Questions about airport security

    Re "LAX shooting points up gaps in post-9/11 security," Nov. 3 Once again a shooting is being used by various vested interests to highlight the need for all sorts of new enhanced security measures and to point out "gaps" in security. This shooter...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss the LAX shooting probe and the TSA's response

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss the LAX shooting probe and the TSA's response
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we discuss the latest on the investigation into Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport with Times reporter Kate Mather. On Monday, the union representing 45,000 federal security agents called for the creation...
  • Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting

    Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting
    When Congress formed the Transportation Security Administration two months after 9/11, the agency's mission was clear: Its officers would not carry guns or make arrests. Instead, they would focus on screening passengers for weapons, bombs and other...
  • Arm TSA agents? Readers say no.

    Arm TSA agents? Readers say no.
    It's a question that comes up often after high-profile shootings such as the one at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday: Who besides police officers should carry guns in the event that a shooter needs to be subdued before law enforcement can...