NPR logo

Airport Security

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1147251/147251" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Airport Security

Airport Security

Airport Security

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1147251/147251" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The question of arming pilots with guns was one of several issues that came up as Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta faced a Senate committee today. Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee expressed concern about the cost and pace of keeping the flying public less vulnerable to terrorism. NPR's Mary Ann Akers has the story.