We have family visiting this week, and I had occasion to collect them at our local airport yesterday. Flight was about fifteen minutes late, no problem, but as I sat there waiting, I happened to notice that every other person walking around was a uniformed law enforcement officer.
TSA, local police, K9, most I've ever seen at PDX.
And there were a number of civilians who seemed to be paying more attention to their surroundings than Aunt Sally waiting for Uncle Bob's flight to arrive, if you know what I mean. A couple of them gave me a scan that felt kind of like I'd been X-rayed. On the one hand, I was glad I left my pocketknife in the car. On the other, I was wondering if maybe I might wish I hadn't ...
I would guess that if anybody says "Boo!" at a major airport in the next few days, they'll be swarmed with armed folks wanting to know exactly what they meant by that.