Knives Allowed on Planes is Postponed

Knives Allowed on Planes is Postponed

Remember this article, “Passengers Will Be Able to Carry Small Knives on Planes,” the one about the TSA allowing small knives and previously prohibited sports equipment as carry-on items for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks? Well, don’t get too excited about carrying your pocket knife on a flight, because today the U.S. government temporarily delayed this controversial rule, three days before it was supposed to take effect.

The Transportation Security Administration will consider additional input from a federal advisory committee comprised of passenger advocates and law enforcement experts before activating this new regulation.

So, what do you think? Should knives and banned sports equipment be allowed on airplanes? Or, should we just leave it as is…no knives on planes?

I tend to think if knives and banned sports equipment are allowed on planes, the mentality of “give someone an inch, and they’ll take a mile” seems very probable.

And, actually, I'm just ready for the powers that be to make up their minds and stick to a decision!

By the way, the TSA is more concerned about bombs and chemicals than knives, and TSA provided Security Today with the following video, to demonstrate what a bomb can do.

Looking forward to discussing this with you!

(Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/22/travel/tsa-knives-planes/index.html)  

Posted by Ginger Hill on Apr 23, 2013


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