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Rick Heneghan 33 Greenwood Road Burlington, MA 01803 Director Robert Mueller FBI Headquarters 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 August 5, 2011 Director Robert Mueller FBI Headquarters 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Dear, Director Robert Mueller The Federal Bureau of Investigation has investigated numerous cases involving lasers and airplanes across the country that have resulted in prosecution. The Federal Aviation Administration has recorded more than 5000 laser related incidents some resulting in pilot and or crew eye injuries. However Transportation Safety Administration TSA continues to allow "hand- held laser weapons" and “blinding electronic weapons as carry-on items ” (These items are not on our prohibited list at this time. Should they be added to the list, I will let you know. TSA Service Center 8/5/2011). This seems reflect a disconnect between the different agencies in the uniform recognition of the threat that lasers, hand-held laser weapons, and blinding electronic weapons pose to the safety of this countries air travelers. This seems to suggest a significant gap in what should be a seamless security net. I would appreciate your comments. Sincerely, Rick Heneghan RN/NP, MS Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner BC Host & Producer: Common Sense HD BCAT 2011 Volunteer Of The Year 781-750-8693 BCATV Studio Phone 781-273-5922 COMMONSENSEHD.COM RickHeneghan1@gmail.com
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