Federal Airport Screeners Not Better than Private Screeners

Key House member says GAO report will show that TSA-operated security is no improvement over private operations


Screeners have been much more aggressive about seizing prohibited items than their predecessors, the private screeners who worked for companies employed by airlines. Each month, screeners take from passengers about a half-million things, including 160,000 knives, 2,000 box cutters and 70 guns.