The Transportation Security Administration is considering implementing additional security measures for airport and airline employees, including enhanced airline-employee screenings, random security checks and additional TSA and law enforcement patrols in secure areas, said federal officials in a statement Thursday.
The Chicago murder rate dropped to the lowest it has been since 1965, but city officials aren't fully satisfied. Shootings were also down by about 24 percent, and reports of overall crime have dropped by about 16 percent. However, Chicago’s 2013 death toll remains higher than those in New York and Los Angeles.
It costs more than $2 billion every year in hospital charges to treat victims of firearms-related injuries, according to a study released at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
The contentious proposal to reinstate the assault weapons ban has been postponed, but measures to extend background checks to private gun sales and fund school security improvements have been voted through to the Senate.