Schumer included a detailed proposal for mall security. I doubt this will fly, however, as not enough Americans are convinced that this is a real threat. From WND, :
The recent plot by an al-Qaida freelancer to blow up an Ohio shopping center and revelations that the Madrid bombers’ next intended target was a suburban mall — coming on the heels of the terror group’s reported plans to hit the U.S. hard this summer with a massive attack — is causing at least one congressman to demand security at the nation’s shopping malls be radically beefed up with high-tech, high-dollar equipment like that used in airports.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D.-N.Y., says the government’s indictment of Nuradin Abdi for plotting with al-Qaida to bomb shopping malls, coupled with recently uncovered documents showing the March 11 Madrid train bombers also planned to attack Parquesur, a large suburban shopping center there, are “clear proof” the U.S. is not doing enough to protect the nation’s shopping malls from terror attacks.
“Everyone who listened to the audio tapes released by the 9/11 Commission this week couldn’t help but feel their hair stand on end when they heard how unprepared we were to deal with an aerial attack,” Schumer said while standing in Greeley Square outside the Manhattan Mall in New York City. “More and more evidence is mounting that if they want to attack again, they’ll do it someplace closer to home like a shopping center. We’ve gone all-out to shore up air security, and now we have to catch up with mall security as well.”