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TSA Starts Allowing Small Knives on Flights

talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 5:29 PM
We compared our guns with the teachers and nobody used one to shoot up the school. I went hunting with a teacher more than once during hog (javalina) season, and deer season. We carried our guns in gun racks in our pickups. We did not even lock the doors on the truck. I carried a 4 inch Buck in a belt holster during my entire high school experience. Had a couple of fist fights, never pulled a knife. It was not sportsmanlike, nor manly to do so.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:50 PM
I can't speak for anyone else...but I learned early on that when Mama is Happy....everyone is Happy.

(I'm not as dumb as I look...)
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:14 PM
It says a great deal that conservatives are eager to arm women while left-libs are terrified of armed women.

Probably has something to do with the way each group treats women.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:12 PM
When I was dating my DH in the days before whole house AC was common in moderate climates his family would eat dinner on the shady deck.

There was almost always a loaded .22 laying on the deck rail. It belonged to my Mother-in-law, who would shoot groundhogs out of her garden with it.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:03 PM
Not much is sexier than a lady with a firearm, is there?
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:02 PM
No kidding! We did pretty much the same where I grew up. Nobody ever thought about pulling any weapons during a fist fight. If one did, then they were really in for a hurtin' and they knew it.

Of course that was before "PC" crud and girlie-boys passing themselves off as men.

We need to return to those times before we can no longer do so. That means having a positive influence on our grandsons, nephews and such.
Moose Hunter Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 5:34 PM
Lot of the girls had guns also. And my mother was an expert with a rifle.

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: