Junior Research Paper

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Are U.S. airport security regulations for flying too strict?
“Since 9/11, (America’s airport security has) largely been a line of defense ahead of a departure gate to keep dangerous people and dangerous materials off a plane. By Bin Laden’s calculations, its cost $56 billion since 9/11. In one sense, it is worked as planned: No planes have been blown up or hijacked for a decade” (Airport Security Statistics). This quote explains that since 9/11 the airport security’s line of defense has been successful so far in keeping the people and the dangerous materials off the planes. While there are people who think that airport security is too strict, there are others who think that it is just fine the way it is right now. “They check every
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Some people argue that body scanners are an invasion of our privacy. On the contrary, body scanners are needed for our safety. “The T.S.A is planning to roll out body scanners at nearly every airport security lane in the country by 2014 to avoid cancer for people, who fly every year” (Risking Health). More people should agree that this safety measure is more important than privacy issues. (Also, more people should agree that by taking away body scanners they won’t have cancer or become sick). Another way airport security is helpful is by opening their bags and checking everything. On the consumer traveler website Ned Levi states his hearing about suitcases. “I’ve heard careful from many who have checked bags opened by the T.S.A and reported missing and broken items, bags with T.S.A approved locks left unlocked, permitting easy access to checked bag contents and manhandled personal items” (Levi). Some people would see this as an invasion of our privacy. It is clear that the people will remember what happened with their belongings and will not take the chance to do the process again. The T.S.A is also taking steps to make the process more convenient for customers. One of the ways they are doing this is attempting to save the customer’s time by giving some suggestions. “The T.S.A is advising all travelers that they should avoid clothing with pockets or without the un proper dress code, as they must place all