TSA to allow small knives, bats, club...

TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

There are 28 comments on the The Capital-Journal story from Mar 5, 2013, titled TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes. In it, The Capital-Journal reports that:

Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#1 Mar 5, 2013
but no pre-pumped breastmilk right?
airline traveler

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Mar 5, 2013
What a bad idea
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Hanoi, Vietnam

#3 Mar 5, 2013
anneutral wrote:
but no pre-pumped breastmilk right?
breastfeeeeeeeed!!;-000
A Shaprton

New Salem, ND

#4 Mar 5, 2013
airline traveler wrote:
What a bad idea
I'm with you. I can't believe they let them have computers or smart phones. Do you know how easy it would be to disable navigations and life support with the right phone ap? They need to send all checked bags on a separate flights, stop all carry one bags and stop serving any alcohol. The TSA has stopped countless terrorists, they need absolute control of passengers if we want to be safe.
Dan Salazar

AOL

#5 Mar 5, 2013
Forget the Terrorist angle. I don't think Americans are civilized enough these days to allow these things in the cabin of a plane. Turn on the TV. We aint' what we used to be.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#6 Mar 5, 2013
Dan Salazar wrote:
Forget the Terrorist angle. I don't think Americans are civilized enough these days to allow these things in the cabin of a plane. Turn on the TV. We aint' what we used to be.
You're right. Years ago, we would have been deprived of "Family Guy".
Betes Noires

Waxahachie, TX

#7 Mar 5, 2013
What could anyone do with a knife on a plane? You can stab all the passengers you want but the plane ain't crashin'
maybe

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Mar 5, 2013
It might discourage some wanna be terrorist. Or if someone attempts to hijack the plan he'll have trouble and have to blow just the plane up, if he can smuggle the explosives.

It is the mentality of why let the criminal be the only one with weapons. Just my opinion.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#10 Mar 5, 2013
The NRA wants guns on planes. Where are second amendment rights on planes?????

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Mar 6, 2013
What about the rabies risk?
Justin

United States

#12 Mar 6, 2013
I'm glad to hear they're going to loosen up restrictions on the mile high club.

However, a carry-on bag full of bats at 30,000 feet is a disaster waiting to happen. Don't do it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Mar 6, 2013
Justin wrote:
I'm glad to hear they're going to loosen up restrictions on the mile high club.
However, a carry-on bag full of bats at 30,000 feet is a disaster waiting to happen. Don't do it.
Agreed. All that guano is going to STINK!
Betes Noires

Dallas, TX

#14 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
The NRA wants guns on planes. Where are second amendment rights on planes?????
Guns can't take down a plane either.
Betes Noires

Dallas, TX

#15 Mar 6, 2013
Justin wrote:
I'm glad to hear they're going to loosen up restrictions on the mile high club.
However, a carry-on bag full of bats at 30,000 feet is a disaster waiting to happen. Don't do it.
have you ever been hit on the head by a carry on full of other heavy items? Watch out of falling bags from the over heads.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#16 Mar 6, 2013
A two inch blade can do a fair job on a throat.
Betes Noires

United States

#17 Mar 6, 2013
WMCOL wrote:
A two inch blade can do a fair job on a throat.
So can a pen.
Or the broken frame of your eye glasses.
Angus MacFergus

Huntington, NY

#18 Mar 7, 2013
Can I bring my wee claymore on board, too?
Mike Myers

Bothell, WA

#19 Mar 7, 2013
TSA screening is a good thing if done to all passengrs. When they allow VIP's, Government employees,etc to be exempt it makes the whole process a meaningless and worthless waste of time.

All passengers regardless of who they might be can have a reason for wanting to cause harm to an aircraft or other passengers. Just because you are Quote: "Someone special" doesn't ensure you aren't a risk.
Mike Myers

Bothell, WA

#20 Mar 7, 2013
TSA screening is a good thing if done to all passengers. When they allow VIP's, Government employees,etc to be exempt it makes the whole process a meaningless and worthless waste of time.
All passengers regardless of who they might be can have a reason for wanting to cause harm to an aircraft or other passengers. Just because you are Quote: "Someone special" doesn't ensure you aren't a risk.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Mar 7, 2013
Mike Myers wrote:
TSA screening is a good thing if done to all passengers. When they allow VIP's, Government employees,etc to be exempt it makes the whole process a meaningless and worthless waste of time.
All passengers regardless of who they might be can have a reason for wanting to cause harm to an aircraft or other passengers. Just because you are Quote: "Someone special" doesn't ensure you aren't a risk.
Agreed. It's as stupid as profiling. The minute the terrorist figure out the TSA is profiling Arab looking men, they'll switch to women like they did in Israel with their suicide bombers. If we start profiling Arab women, they'll switch to children- as they've also done in Israel. If we start profiling children, they'll switch to cripples in wheelchairs. Etc, etc, etc.

The crazies are always a step ahead of us.

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