To avoid the repeat of another mass shooting on the New York City subway train, NYC mayor Eric Adams wants to deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it.
The gun detectors that Adams wish to install are similar to those used to screen people at places like sports stadiums and theme parks.
While the intention of Adams is good but security experts consider it very difficult to implement.
The experts explained that the problem wouldn’t necessarily be the technology — but rather the reality that scanners need to be accompanied by human operators to confront people carrying firearms illegally.
Adams is receptive to the experts’ concerns but believes the system might still be worth trying at select locations as a deterrent.
“We want to be able to just pop up at a station someplace, so people don’t know it’s there,” Adams said.