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TSA Starts Allowing Small Knives on Flights

Jennifer313 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 6:55 PM
If we hang up signs on planes and in airports that say "terrorism free zones" everything will be fine. God you guys come on.
WestTexasBirdDog Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:59 PM
Terrorism Free Zone" I like that. Mind if I steal it?
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:07 PM
Yep! Right there with "Gun Free Zone", "Rape Free Zone" and or course the ever popular "Fun Free Zone".

Don'tcha just LOVE the NANNY STATE?

In what will be viewed as another post-sequestration sacrifice, the Transport Security Administration will begin to permit small pocket knives, baseball bats, and other sports equipment onboard commercial flights starting April 25th. TSA head John Pistole defended the administration’s decision, explaining the need to reduce banned items and decrease wait times.

Proponents argue that there have been significant changes in air travel since 9/11, including reinforced pilot doors and motivated passengers. Douglas Laird, a former security director of Northwest Air, believes the damage that could be inflicted by a small knife is negligible, in a quote from USA Today: