Homeland Security to do security assessment on 15 largest airports

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HOUSTON, TX – Traveling is already stressful in itself. That stress was heightened when a gunman recently opened fire at a terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport. It events like that that no one wants to see happen again.

That’s why officials want the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to do a security assessment on the 15 largest airports in the country. Officials met at the Bush Intercontinental Airport to talk about what can be done.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee says it’s time for officials to re-inspect airports that were built a long time ago. She says there could be things to the infrastructure that were done decades ago that don’t meet up to current security standards. It’s security faults like that that she wants to fix. Of course, all this needs federal funding and assistance.

Any major changes to security may be long coming, but what can you do right now? It’s simple. If you see anything suspicious, report it immediately. Because with events like what happened at LAX happening, taking a look at revamping airport security might not be a bad idea.