The results of this poll were just published at Reason:
A month following the fatal shooting of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at Los Angeles International Airport, a majority of Americans, 59 percent, say that TSA agents in airports should carry guns. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed believe TSA agents should not be armed.
Furthermore, since people are still hiding behind the false dichotomy of left/right, liberal/conservative, Dem/Repub, you should know that adherents of both political parties are equally witless:
Nearly two thirds of both Republicans and Democrats favor arming TSA agents. Support declines somewhat among non-partisan independents (51 percent favor) and Republican-leaning independents (50 percent favor). While 3 in 10 Democrats and Republicans oppose the TSA carrying guns, 4 in 10 independents agree. The only political group in which a majority (56 percent) oppose arming TSA agents are self-identified libertarians.
Maybe we could arm them with 2-inch sock monkey guns, thus matching the intelligence of TSA employees with that of the general public. Fair’s fair.
(Graphic: QuotesEverlasting via Flickr Creative Commons)
Cross-posted at ABombazine.