new scanners at b.c. legislature flag numerous weapons daily
Enhanced security of B. C.
Officials say the legislature collects weapons every day and proves its value as a building in the Washington, DC Capital. C.
And elsewhere in response to rising gun threats. New x-
After the shooting on Capitol Hill in Ottawa, fax machines and metal detectors at the entrance to the legislature have been in place since January.
Security officials keep reviewing their use and assessing the level of new threats triggered by other incidents, such as the shooting in the United States on Monday. S.
A man pulls out his weapons at a security checkpoint at the Washington Capitol.
The sergeant said: \"Since we started using the scanner, we have encountered knives every day. at-
Gary Renz, who is in charge of the security of the legislature.
\"The size of the tool depends on the length of the blade.
They are not prohibited weapons, but we will care about them. We will take them from people and give them back.
The shooting in Washington prompted officials to temporarily block the Capitol and White House during the busy travel season. In B. C.
The legislature closed to the public on Monday for the Easter holiday.
Lenz said in an interview on Monday that the security guard also seized the scanner-marked tactical baton and pepper spray.
\"It\'s amazing that people know they\'re going through an x-
They brought it.
In most cases, they say, \'Oh, we don\'t know we can\'t, \'or \'We don\'t know it\'s going to be a problem.
So far, no one has brought real guns to the legislature.
Luntz said he expects the situation to change this summer as the US economy grows. S. tourists.
However, there is a person with a laser indicator that is realistic in shape and as detailed as a gun.
\"It looks like a pistol,\" Lenz said . \".
Lenz said the man was quickly pulled aside by the security services and he did not think it would be an issue, but later admitted that he understood the concern. “The x-
The Ray device is definitely working on it.
It is ensuring that items that may be harmful are removed.
I\'m not saying that the person who brought them even had this intention, but the idea is to remove them from the building.
\"The new scanner costs $235,000, including the entrance to the redesigned building.
Security guards in some legislative bodies are now armed.
So far, there have been very few complaints from tourists, says Lenz.
The scanner works every day, but it will re-
Based on the security threat level, evaluate at the end of the spring session at MLAs.
\"Given what happened in Brussels and Paris and what you see around the world, everyone in these areas has raised their profile,\" Lenz said . \".
\"There is always potential, and you need to balance the security posture we use and the threats we know to remain Democratic where people have the right to use public facilities. ”—