|January 22, 2013
More than 700,000 people packed the National Mall in Washington D.C. Monday January 21st for the Inauguration of United States President Barack Obama. Most of the 700,000 went through a layer of Security Checkpoints that concluded with hundreds of TSA agents thoroughly searched through peoples bags and use of multiple Metal Detectors. Was the use of TSA agents needed when National Guard Troops, FBI agents, Secret Service agents, ATF, DHS, DC Police were all present near and around the National Mall? Is this the first of many instances in which TSA conducts checkpoints at large gathers like Sporting events and Concerts? Will future Presidential Inaugurations use Airport style checkpoints for the safety of the public?