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The screeners, who earn up to $30,000 annually, have not requested to carry guns themselves, but they do want an armed security officer present at every checkpoint, Cox said.
Starting in November, the District’s driver’s licenses and identification cards are going to be sporting a new look — one quite a bit more subtle than the red-white-and-blue design that’s reigned for about a decade.
“The rejection of Ashley Brandt’s D.C. driver’s license by TSA because D.C. is not a state has moved collective insult to personal injury,” Holmes Norton said. “The daily disrespect of requiring D.C. residents to pay up on April 15 without a vote in the House or the Senate has now been dramatically personified in the insult to one of our own.”
I agree, but we had checkpoints, and similar rules for 30 years, and people didn't have a problem with them. Now that they're run by the government, suddenly they're taking our rights, and it's a horrible thing.
Not trying to defend the TSA, but my understanding was the DC license was relatively new. Previously, DC residents got Maryland licensees. The agent didn't recognize the license. It might be a failure of training rather than stupidity.
Meanwhile... my Gulf Storm veteran brother with a degree and an impeccable work record just submitted to his 8th background check today in search of employment.
Something just doesn't seem right here. How do folks like this make it through today's filtration processes while people like my brother can't find a job to save their lives?
“She didn’t seem to know that it was basically the same as a state ID,” she added.
Oh yes, on a side note this is the same group that thinks they should have armed guards/agents at every checkpoint. No thanks. TSA union calls for armed guards at every checkpoint
So a lack of geography knowledge means having an armed police officer or private security watching over the checkpoint is dangerous or stupid? How exactly does that work?
No one has called for TSA agents to be armed. They want to put the LEOs back at the checkpoints like it used to be.