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Former TSA Chief: Allow Weapons on Planes

Whosebone Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 4:02 PM
i have advocated for he airlines to issue a box cutter to each and every adult passenger, that would have "leveled the playing field" on 911 and would do the same today.

In a Wall Street Journal op/ed today, Kip Hawley, former head of the Transportation Security Administration from 2005-2009, has some radical suggestions for how to increase airport safety -- and they're in direct opposition to everything we do now.

He argues that the TSA needs to embrace two basic principles before it can make any significant improvements in both travel security and convenience.

First, the TSA's mission is to prevent a catastrophic attack on the transportation system, not to ensure that every single passenger can avoid harm while traveling. Much of the friction in the system...