Well Over One Thousand of Security Badges Turn Up Missing at Major US Airports

What the heck is going on, here? Lawmakers are demanding to know what has become of well over one thousand security badges that would let anyone wander throughout any US airport.

This is definitely scary. While we passengers are getting inconvenienced by being forced to take our shoes off, the real terrorists could be walking around free as you please with stolen security badges that let them just walk right past security!

Washington lawmakers are demanding an accounting of how many airport security badges have been lost or stolen around the country as an NBC News investigation reveals the problem may be bigger than originally thought.

“Clearly there are an awful lot of things falling through the cracks and there’s just no room for error when it comes to this issue. We need answers. They’re not providing them,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who chairs the Transportation Committee.

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Thune and two other committee members have sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration seeking more information.

As NBCDFW reported in March, more than 1,400 of the badges — which allow employees to access secure areas like runways and boarding gates — went missing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport over approximately two years.

Just what is going on and why has it taken so long for this news to come out?

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