After Mass Shooting, NYC Explores Gun Detectors in Subways

The technology to scan large numbers of people quickly for weapons does exist, and is used now to screen people at places like sports stadiums and theme parks.

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FILE - A passenger looks out onto the platform while riding a northbound subway train in 36th Street subway station, April 13, 2022, the site of a shooting attack a day earlier. New York Mayor Eric Adams has floated a high-tech idea of deploying scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it. The technology to scan large numbers of people quickly for weapons does exist, and is used now to screen people at places like sports stadiums and theme parks. But security…

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