Bloomberg has reportedly turned down additional help from the U.S. National Guard. “We don’t need it,” Bloomberg insists, despite pleas from the boroughs for back-up. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”
Mayor Bloomberg and his organization Mayors Against Handguns have so far been silent on this event. New York, much like Chicago, has extremely onerous gun control laws. However most criminals don’t appear to worry about obeying the law. And then we have those that maybe can’t afford a gun yet. So they carry knives.
Over 500 people get stabbed each year in Chicago. No word on the knife control policy of Mayors Bloomberg and Rahm.
The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160-feet away.
Gizmodo reports a scanner that could read people at the molecular level has been invented. This laser-based scanner – which can be used 164-feet away — could read everything from a person’s adrenaline levels, to traces of gun powder on a person’s clothes, to illegal substances — and it can all be done without a physical search. It also could be used on multiple people at a time, eliminating random searches at airports.
The laser-based scanner is expected to be used in airports as soon as 2013, Gizmodo reports.