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    Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    ens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have filed legislation to block the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from allowing small knives on airplanes.

    Schumer announced the legislative effort, which would force the TSA to reverse its decision to remove knives with blades shorter than 2.36 inches from its list of prohibited items, on Twitter.

    “Introduced amendment to prevent TSA from allowing passengers to carry small knives onto planes again with @lisamurkowski,” Schumer tweeted.


    Read more: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes - The Hill's Transportation Report


    Seems like common sense to me. All it took to hijack planes on 9/11 was box cutters...


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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Seems like common sense to me. All it took to hijack planes on 9/11 was box cutters... [/FONT][/COLOR][/B]
    Box cutters would still be prohibited according the TSA's new regulations.
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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Box cutters would still be prohibited according the TSA's new regulations.
    Yes, but there isn't much difference between a box cutter and the knives they WOULD allow.

    Is somebody intent on causing harm going to say, "Oh, well those knives...those knives won't work...it's GOT to be a box cutter."

    Then again, somebody intent on causing harm is going to find a way, hell or high water...so perhaps all of these restrictions are just ridiculous.

    Hell, I couldn't carry a lighter through security, but I could buy one once I got inside the terminal proper. How much sense does THAT make?
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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Yes, but there isn't much difference between a box cutter and the knives they WOULD allow.

    Is somebody intent on causing harm going to say, "Oh, well those knives...those knives won't work...it's GOT to be a box cutter."

    Then again, somebody intent on causing harm is going to find a way, hell or high water...so perhaps all of these restrictions are just ridiculous.

    Hell, I couldn't carry a lighter through security, but I could buy one once I got inside the terminal proper. How much sense does THAT make?
    Well, I think one reason for the change is because I imagine that a lot of people carry Swiss Army knives with them when they travel so they are well prepared for emergencies. Especially considering the number of military veterans out there. So they're just getting tired of impounding them.

    Also, I think the TSA may feel that the other precautions they've taken may be enough to foil a takeover attempt.
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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Well, I think one reason for the change is because I imagine that a lot of people carry Swiss Army knives with them when they travel so they are well prepared for emergencies. Especially considering the number of military veterans out there. So they're just getting tired of impounding them..
    HA! That was the official explanation given, the huge groundswell of Americans desperately thirsting to carry Swiss Army Knives on airplanes.

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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Yes, but there isn't much difference between a box cutter and the knives they WOULD allow.

    Is somebody intent on causing harm going to say, "Oh, well those knives...those knives won't work...it's GOT to be a box cutter."

    Then again, somebody intent on causing harm is going to find a way, hell or high water...so perhaps all of these restrictions are just ridiculous.

    Hell, I couldn't carry a lighter through security, but I could buy one once I got inside the terminal proper. How much sense does THAT make?
    So you think the correct solution is to not allow law abiding citizens to carry these items? I wonder what other line of thinking this is currently being applied to?

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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Well, I think one reason for the change is because I imagine that a lot of people carry Swiss Army knives with them when they travel so they are well prepared for emergencies. Especially considering the number of military veterans out there. So they're just getting tired of impounding them.

    Also, I think the TSA may feel that the other precautions they've taken may be enough to foil a takeover attempt.


    I carry a Swiss Army Knife all the time except when I fly.

    If there are 500 people on a plane with knives and 2 terrorists, I think we are looking at the same mathematics as if there were 6 million Jews in Germany that hadn't been disarmed instead of the actual, real world situation of disarmed citizens.

    In any event, the paradigm is different today. At the time of the 9/11 hijackings, the instruction was to be passive and wait for it to be over. Now the paradigm is to kick butt and take names.

    If I'm on a plane and some idiot starts to try to take it down, I'm on him with the rest of the passengers. If we can identify the terrorist before he blows us up, why not do it this way instead of letting the cops figure it out which guy was the bad guy at the crash scene?
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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    HA! That was the official explanation given, the huge groundswell of Americans desperately thirsting to carry Swiss Army Knives on airplanes.

    I've already donated two Swiss Army Knives to the TSA.
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    Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Seems like common sense to me. All it took to hijack planes on 9/11 was box cutters... [/FONT][/COLOR][/B]
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    Re: Senators file legislation to block small knives on airplanes

    The new knife regulations, if I remember correctly, allow knives up to 2.3 inches or so. I carry a small pocket knife most of the time, but it exceeds the limit. I don't see much change.

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