Someone is now going to suggest security measures and barred public entry to baggage claim areas, and try to create another billion dollar boondoggle because of this tragedy in Ft. Lauderdale, or perhaps ban checked luggage, which only exacerbates the harm. This mentally disturbed shooter should have been stopped long ago when he had a criminal record and told the FBI that he heard voices urging him to do harm. The FBI merely suggested that he “get help.”
The circus around the airport, with multiple jurisdictions all brandishing their weapons and badges was actually sad to see, with a thousand or more people put through agony until they got their act together. We won the battle of Yorktown with fewer people. There was zero reason to detain hundreds of people on airplanes for five hours.
Peter Drucker said once that any law made in reaction to one instance of wrongdoing is a bad law, because the actions of one miscreant punishe thousands of innocents. (Liquid prohibitions on airplanes is an example, in my opinion.) The horse is out of the barn because someone erred in not securing it. Pounding it closed now with steel bars doesn’t help.