TSA to allow passengers to carry small knives on planes

NBC News

For the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow small knives and some previously prohibited sports equipment onto airplanes as carry-on items.

According to the TSA, passengers will be able to carry-on knives that are less than 2.36 inches long and less than one-half inch wide. Larger knives, and those with locking blades and molding handles, will continue to be prohibited, as will razor blades and box cutters.

TSA will also permit sports equipment such as billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs. Souvenir, novelty and toy baseball bats -- such as wiffle-ball bats -- will also be allowed.

The relaxed rules take effect April 25.

TSA said the new regulations will allow its officers to better focus efforts on finding "higher threat items such as explosives," and was made as part of the agency's overall risk-based security approach.

TSA believes the items are “unlikely to result in catastrophic destruction of an aircraft,” and policies already put in place -- hardened cockpit doors, federal air marshals, crewmembers with self-defense training -- reduce the likelihood of passengers breaching the cockpit.

“All TSA is doing is catching up with the rest of the world,” said Douglas R. Laird, president of aviation consulting firm Laird & Associates and former head of security for Northwest Airlines. After 9/11 the TSA “overreacted,” said Laird, and put restrictions in place “in the heat of the moment” that exceeded those in other countries.

Removing small knives and some sports equipment from the list prohibited items “will help align TSA’s list with international standards and help decrease the time spent rescreening or searching bags for these once prohibited items,” said TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez. The changes also enable officers to focus on “the greatest threats ... which increase security for passengers and improves efficiency, improving the checkpoint screening experience.”

Lethal weaponry still not permitted
While small knives are permitted, pitchforks, grenades, swords, nunchucks, stun guns, ammo and spears remain on the no-fly list.

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New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

New TSA rules allowing small knives on planes draw fire from some Sept. 11 family members

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some family members of victims killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Wednesday that they are outraged by the Transportation Security Administration's decision to let passengers carry pocketknives on planes.

Flight Attendants Outraged TSA Is Changing Rules To Allow Pocket Knives & Baseball Bats On Planes

TSA - designed to scare the public, NOT enhance safety.

So, what is now different between then and now, as regards the "danger posed by passengers" carrying small knives? Nothing. Zilch. Squat. A big, fat, round zero. If anyone had the opportunity to pose that exact same question to Homeland "Security" (?/!!) and TSA officials, on camera, i would guarantee that their answer would be laughably pathetic. The entire program of restrictions to passengers is none other than fear-mongering, a subtle form of terrorism utilized to keep the public psychologically malleable by capitalizing on the shock-and-awe event of 9/11/2001.

If there was another false flag event in the US involving airplanes, the TSA would be of zero use in preventing it - in fact they would probably be a part of it.

gee, i'm so happy.

can i now bring my knitting needles, toenail and fingernail clippers, small sewing scissors? YES, LAUGHABLE.

I think the main difference....

.... is that all the primary goals of 9/11 have now been reached. That is, the ongoing “preemptive” wars, the limitations of Americans freedoms with the Patriot (and subsequent) Acts, the financial cover ups and the conditioning of the public to random search and seizures with our ever expanding police state.

We understand the event was a fabrication to achieve those goals, and there is no longer any need to continue the charade as to what passengers carry on board at this point. Removing all those pocket knives is sort of a bother for the blue shirts. Why not make their job a little less stressful so they can collect their paycheck in peace, with minimal effort and resistance.

Ongoing Preemptive Wars

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5) Syria-Mar 15 2011

6) Sudan-February 2003

7) Samolia-January 26, 1991

8) Pakistan -March 16, 2004

9) Egyptian revolution ( NED Military coup ) 25 January 2011

10) Tunisian revolution( NED Military coup ) December 18 2010

11) Yemeni revolution-( NED Military coup) 27 January 2011

12) Bahraini uprising( NED Military coup) 14 February 2011

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It appears the point was always pretext to detain, not real threats.


Now I can finally move those cases of "Never Forget" labeled box cutters for the next anniversary.

Can I keep my coconut water instead?

Do sandal's have to come off for security?