TSA Source: Armed agent slips past Dallas/Fort Worth body scanner (video).

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An undercover TSA agent was able to get through security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with a handgun during testing of the enhanced-imaging body scanners, according to a high-ranking, inside source at the Transportation Security Administration.

The source said the undercover agent carried a pistol in her undergarments when she put the body scanners to the test. The officer successfully made it through the airport’s body scanners every time she tried, the source said.

“In this case, where they had a test, and it was just a dismal failure as I’m told,” said Larry Wansley, former head of security at American Airlines. “As I’ve heard (it), you got a problem, especially with a fire arm.”

Wansley said covert testing by the TSA is commonplace — although failing should be rare.

Source: Grant Stinchfield for NBC-DFW.

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  • Braden Lynch

    TSA enhanced procedures violate our 4th Amendment rights and to what end? They are useless! We need to have the airlines do their own security so people can chose to fly with an airline based on the security measures they wish to endure. Also more invested in keeping their planes from being used as missiles and responsive to the customer complaints, too. Meanwhile, the fortified cabins are all that is needed since getting explosives on board remains a trivial matter, if you don’t mind using body cavities to hide it. Look for the bomber, not the bomb (profile, profile, profile).