"I'm glad to see we're keeping up with some things and certainly the chemical sniffing devices are very sophisticated and that will help and it would have helped in the Christmas debacle." Scott said.
The sniffing devices have already been used on luggage, but now, they will be getting personal. Passengers we spoke with at the Fresno Airport didn't seem to mind.
Alonzo Cabel of Oakland said, "I don't mind at all, anything you have to do to make everybody safer."
Ed Gaines of Clovis agreed, "Not a problem. Not a problem. My hands probably need to be wiped anyway."
But, the TSA acknowledges the machines aren't perfect. For example, some household products, fertilizers, even heart medications can leave residue that could lead to false positives. And, if the bomber wears gloves or never actually touches the chemicals in the bomb they may not be detected.
Scott said the other danger is that while security is enhanced, terrorists will simply move on to other methods.
"But there are a lot more entry ports for people to do bad things to us than just walking through security and getting on an airplane and that's what concerns me," said Scott.
The chemical hand sniffers are the latest thing, and they should be installed in Fresno during the first part of next week.