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November 1, 2013 - 10:31 am

A man with a rifle opened fire at the Los Angeles International Airport, wounding an unknown number of people including a TSA agent.

LA Times:

A man armed with a rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport, leaving several people wounded.

Law enforcement sources told The Times that at least one Transportation Security Administration agent was shot.

Law enforcement officers were flooding the airport and terminals 2 and 3 were being evacuated.

Tory Belleci of the television show “Mythbusters” tweeted: “Heard gun shots then everyone starting running for the door. Not sure if anyone was hurt. #LAX.”

TV footage showed dozens of offficers swarming the airport. Images also showed a law enforcement officer being treated by paramedics. He appeared to be alert. Another officer had a bloody hand.

10:18 a.m.: Planes at LAX are grounded as the investigation of a shooting in which multiple people were wounded continues.

10:13 a.m.: A source at LAX told The Times that two or three TSA employees were hit by gunfire.

10:06 a.m.: The Los Angeles Police Department is on a citywide tactical alert. The LAPD would confirm only that two people were injured and that the suspect was in custody. LAPD Commander Andy Smith said “multiple shootings” occurred and that officers are still sorting out how many people were hurt.

Update: Suspect is off-duty-TSA employee

One TSA officer is confirmed dead.

A gunman walked into Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning and opened fire at a security checkpoint, killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding at least three other people, law enforcement sources tell CBS News.

The information was preliminary and could change as the incident is investigated.

Law enforcement sources tell CBS News the suspect is an off-duty TSA agent who was wounded in the incident but survived and is in custody.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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We should wait 24 hours to comment, because undoubtedly most of the reporting right now is wrong.
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I'm pretty sure that this is just mocking the anti-Second Amendment pretensions of the Leftists running California. I do figure that the entire staffs of CNN and MSNBC are in mourning that they cannot blame it on a white, male, redneck, TEA Party member.

What the government does as a security template is more designed to control those who are not a threat to safety than to stop terrorists.

Subotai Bahadur
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The gun-freest gun free zone in the gun- freest gun-free state, with some of the most gun restrictions in the USA? That LAX?
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So far, it sounds like a 21st-century equivalent of "going postal". (Why did postal workers get the reputation for going crazy and shooting up their workplaces? Two reasons -- one, the job is mind-numbingly boring, and two, post offices are gun-free zones by Federal law. Sound familiar?)

I look forward to hearing more details.
46 weeks ago
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We should wait 24 hours to comment, because undoubtedly most of the reporting right now is wrong.
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Across America sick-hearted liberal racialists are crossing their fingers hoping it's a Christian heterosexual white guy.

The idea it's simply a human being as sick as them and perhaps motivated by the same imperatives never occurs to them.
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By the time Law & Order Rewrites history here he'll be as pale and Protestant as you could wish.

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"The lines that back up leading into security check points have long been known as a security weakness."

Absolutely! I've often wondered why more terrorists haven't attacked the obvious targets of the security checkpoints and associated lines?
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Guys, I have to suggest we take a step back here. This really isn't an issue with gun control, gun crime, gun possession, or anything along those lines.

According to some of the information out there right now - which is ALWAYS UNRELIABLE - the guy was SPECIFICALLY TARGETING TSA AGENTS. He was also allegedly a former TSA agent. As much as we hate when things are swept under the rug as "workplace violence" - this title may accurately label this incident.

Until all the facts are known, lets not make an ass of ourselves. Let the liberals do that. If someone was concealed carrying at the airport, maybe this guy could've been stopped sooner - sure. But this also doesn't appear to be a mass-murder attempt, but rather a vengeance attempt on a specific group, that works in a public area.
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In other words: an honor killing.
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"This really isn't an issue with gun control, gun crime, gun possession, or anything along those lines."

Wrong. A basic element of the gun-grabbers BS is "Only cops / federal agents / the military can be trusted with guns." This is a perfect proof this is a LIE.
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I'm saying we don't have an affirmative message to send. I can't particularly think of any measures that would've reduced this instance. It wasn't a mass murder attempt - it was a specific attack in a public place. There wasn't anything we're suggesting that would have particularly reduced this instance.

When they start trying to demonize guns from this, then we start talking. Then we start attacking their idea of arming only designated people. When they start lying, we start disputing. But until they start going on the offensive, there is little we have to actually say.
46 weeks ago
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I'm pretty sure that this is just mocking the anti-Second Amendment pretensions of the Leftists running California. I do figure that the entire staffs of CNN and MSNBC are in mourning that they cannot blame it on a white, male, redneck, TEA Party member.

What the government does as a security template is more designed to control those who are not a threat to safety than to stop terrorists.

Subotai Bahadur
46 weeks ago
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I agree. As I said, let the liberals jump to the conclusions and make asses of themselves. Then we just say "told ya so" in a week for the umpteeth time, and nobody listens, and the cycle continues.
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Sounds like a workplace dispute. Unfortunately, TSA workplaces are often long lines of unarmed people waiting to board a plane.
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One wonders wonders, if, indeed it was a rifle, how the perp was not taken down when he entered the terminal? Jebuz! Where was airport security? In Denver, where I live, armed Denver police are everywhere in the terminal. There are hundreds of airline personnel giving commands to enter the correct line, many of whom have radios.

Security is what it does. This might have been a random, insane individual. Nonetheless. this should give LAPD and the airport authority loose bowels after the Islamist attack in the shopping center in Kenya.
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If the person was an off-duty TSA agent, likely he had a badge and was recognized at least to some degree. If you saw a TSA badged employee carrying a rifle through an airport, likely you would assume that he was authorized to do so. This assume he was openly carrying the rifle and had his badge on. Even if the rules were being violated, he is a known "friendly".
46 weeks ago
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Well, at airports, people walk around with a lot of big things we call "suitcases" and "duffle bags" that are more than large enough to conceal a rifle until you take it out and start shooting.

Maybe we shouldn't allow bags anymore. Everyone would have to ship all their possessions to their destination.
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Turns out it was an off-duty TSA agent. Hey - should we call for TSA-control?
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And the government that screens people for employment in the TSA is the same one "screening" the applicants for jobs as "navigators" that are supposed to help citizens register for healthcare - we are so screwed!
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The lines that back up leading into security check points have long been known as a security weakness. Recall some years ago an Egyptian cab driver shooting up the lines outside El Al counter.
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The gun-freest gun free zone in the gun- freest gun-free state, with some of the most gun restrictions in the USA? That LAX?
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Clearly what is needed is more gun free zones and more gun restrictions. Maybe they could have a security checkpoint before the security checkpoint. Or, better yet, metal detectors at everyone's home doors -- if you go out of your house with a metallic object, the government ought to know about it, right?
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