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Knives on a Plane? Not Quite

Mag14 Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 8:35 PM
"Glass bottles are not forbidden -- though they can easily be broken and turned into lethal weapons." I agree with all the author's points but this one. Mostly when people break a glass bottle they cut themselves more than anyone else. Only in Hollywood do you get that perfect longneck handle with a long jagged cutting surface pointing out the top. Pity.

Once in a while, a government agency adopts a policy that is logical, hardheaded, based on experience and unswayed by cheap sentiment. This may be surprising enough to make you reconsider your view of bureaucrats. But not to worry: It usually doesn't last.

In March the federal Transportation Security Administration surprised the country by relaxing its ban on knives and other items. Starting April 25, it said, it would allow knives with blades shorter than 2.36 inches, as well as golf clubs, pool cues and hockey sticks.

That was before flight attendants and members of Congress vigorously denounced the idea as...

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