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TSA to allow some knives, golf clubs on planes
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05...lanes.html

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The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest point, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, will take effect April 25.

Pistole, the former No. 2 official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has stressed the use of intelligence and “risk- based” security during his tenure leading TSA. The agency is moving away from uniform procedures that apply to every passenger and toward efforts to perform background checks on passengers before they arrive at an airport.

Overseas passengers will no longer have to check the qualifying knives as they pass through the U.S. The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles, Pistole said. Box cutters, like those used by the Sept. 11 terrorists, and razor blades will still be banned.

The agency will relax its prohibited-item list in other ways, Pistole said. Passengers will be allowed to carry on sticks used to play lacrosse, billiards and hockey, ski poles and as many as two golf clubs, he said.
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TSA Administrator John Pistole, really?

I don't fly much, but where does someone stow their hockey stick as a carry-on?
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Quote:The agency is moving away from uniform procedures that apply to every passenger and toward efforts to perform background checks on passengers before they arrive at an airport.

This could get interesting.
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bac0nfat;85676 Wrote:
Quote:The agency is moving away from uniform procedures that apply to every passenger and toward efforts to perform background checks on passengers before they arrive at an airport.

This could get interesting.

Been doing it for many years.
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*cough* No-Fly List *cough*

2.4 inches? Seriously? I could perform surgery with a blade that size. Ninja
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halftrack;85690 Wrote:2.4 inches? Seriously? I could perform surgery with a blade that size. Ninja

Exactly! And was not the zero tolerance policy based on the 9/11 cowards using box cutters?

And if he asks please tell Andrew that 2.4" is average and to stop worrying about it. Cool
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I actually do not think background checks do much good. Some of the terrorists they would use for such a project, they would make sure their background is clear before sending them to fly.

Or if they HAD a bad background, people on the inside would make sure it couldn't be looked up. Kind of like the guy we have in the Oval Office at the moment.
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RugerGirl;85793 Wrote:I actually do not think background checks do much good. Some of the terrorists they would use for such a project, they would make sure their background is clear before sending them to fly.

Actually the Israeli method has been proven the most effective by far.
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Here is their latest handout image of lawful knives on planes.
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billamj;86019 Wrote:Here is their latest handout image of lawful knives on planes.
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The knife does not have a molded grip? I suppose all of those plastic handles are hand carved.
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