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    TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes - ABC News
    As the nation braces for potentially extended airport security lines because of the federal budget sequester, the Travel Security Administration (TSA) has announced they will allow small pocket knives and certain sporting goods on planes for the first time in more than a decade.
    TSA Administrator John Pistole announced the change today at an aviation security conference in New York.


    I haven't decided how I feel about this decision yet.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes - ABC News
    As the nation braces for potentially extended airport security lines because of the federal budget sequester, the Travel Security Administration (TSA) has announced they will allow small pocket knives and certain sporting goods on planes for the first time in more than a decade.
    TSA Administrator John Pistole announced the change today at an aviation security conference in New York.


    I haven't decided how I feel about this decision yet.
    Ummm...... Aren't pocket knives a little bigger than box cutters?
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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    I want them to allow liquids as well. It's a hassle to try and bring duty free alcohol with you if you're flying into the USA.

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    Ummm...... Aren't pocket knives a little bigger than box cutters?
    I really don't believe that 9/11 fairytale.

    And I've flown with lighters and pocketknives in my bag since then, ones that I forgot were even in there and security never found them. Despite the security madness, a lot of stuff is getting through.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Knives seem like a bad idea except that the cockpit is secured now so nobody with a knife could do another 9-11.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Good, it will give me something to use on that Arab guy I think is going to hijack the plane.

    If knives are outlawed, only hijackers will have knives.

    Sorry, I had to.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Seems strange to suddenly come up this unexpected bit of largesse on the part of the TSA. I wasn't even aware that there was a groundswell of enthusiasm to fly around with pocketknives. Guess that's why Janet Napolitano gets the big bucks.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Why do you think the TSA really made this decision? I think it is to change the topic to instead discussing this. Since they are already doing total searches of passengers, this won't save 1 minute. Gotta be another reason.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    That makes perfect sense, because nobody would ever be allowed to drive commercial aricraft into buildings using only small bladed tools. It is shampoo, bottled water and wheelchairs that are the real threats. As long as these TSA buffoons get paid and slow down the folks then who really cares what they do or don't allow.
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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why do you think the TSA really made this decision? I think it is to change the topic to instead discussing this. Since they are already doing total searches of passengers, this won't save 1 minute. Gotta be another reason.
    I think it's to outrage the general public, which in turn will turn to outrage and blame on the sequester, which in turn they'll blame on the Republicans.

    I don't think it will work though. They're freaking pocket knives. I carry pocket knives all the time without even thinking about it. I say get rid of the TSA entirely.

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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why do you think the TSA really made this decision? I think it is to change the topic to instead discussing this. Since they are already doing total searches of passengers, this won't save 1 minute. Gotta be another reason.
    I suspect the Air Marshalls are on the chopping block and they do not want to announce that so they are going to rely more on passengers being able to protect the plane with death by 1,000 cuts on a hijacker.

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