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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default TSA to Allow Knives on Planes

I really don't have a problem with it.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...ives-on-board/

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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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I don't see a problem, assuming they are talking small pocket knife type stuff
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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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maybe I can take my lighter next time ????
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Old March 5th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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"Swiss Army-type knives -- specifically, ones with blades no longer than 2.36 inches. "

"knives with molded grips also are still banned."



Being somewhat familiar with Plastics and Tooling, isn't the Red Plastic on a Swiss Army knife "Molded"????
And are plastic toothpicks allowed? Or what about three quarter inch long tweezers?
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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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our government must be getting ready to crash some more planes.
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That is insane. They will allow the the Swiss knives and still prohibit box cutters.

(Under the TSA decision, however, box-cutter type knives used by the 9/11 hijackers are still prohibited. Razors as well as knives with molded grips also are still banned.)

A knife with a 2.36 inch blade can do a lot of damage. You can now take a knife on board, but the last time I flew I could not take a bottle of water. Nuts.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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Pencil or pen can do a lot of damage as well...

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Pencil or pen can do a lot of damage as well...

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So true, but not as easy as a knife. A piece of piano wire used as a garrote is also lethal.
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I don't see how having a molded handle makes a knife any more lethal or dangerous
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Im confused why they are allowing this now. What is so essential about someone carrying on a leatherman or a swiss army knife.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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Im confused why they are allowing this now. What is so essential about someone carrying on a leatherman or a swiss army knife.
1) I carry a pocket knife with me wherever I go. They come in REALLY handy, quite regularly. I consider it essential.

2) Why should they be banned to begin with. You're not going to be able to hold up a plane with a 2.36" knife. You may be able to inflict a little bit of damage, or even kill someone... but you're not gonna get a whole plane. It's not that difficult to subdue someone with a 2.36" blade without getting badly hurt yourself.

Basically, this is a first step to removing some of the TSA idiocy that has been ongoing for many years. Just because it makes you feel more comfortable does not mean it's an effective security measure.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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You can't even carry a proper pocket knife... Locking blades are prohibited, as well as widths above .5"

http://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/fil...ems_update.pdf
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how about a knife with a bayonet lug or vertical grip or a barrel shroud?
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I'm ok with it as I still believe the passengers will never allow another hijacking in the United States. What is confusing is that they are loosening this restriction but the questioning is getting more intense, which I consider useless. Why does it matter who or where I am going if I pass the security check?
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I am now accepting registration for my weekly classes on how to behead an assailant with a 2.36" knife.
$100 a week or $350 a month.
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I'm ok with it as I still believe the passengers will never allow another hijacking in the United States. What is confusing is that they are loosening this restriction but the questioning is getting more intense, which I consider useless. Why does it matter who or where I am going if I pass the security check?
Do you have a face that says you are smuggling something up your...
I usually don't get questioned .. Now I am cursed.
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It must be meant to allow all the knives that are on keychains as they are never caught. I got a hell of a surprise after flying to phoenix and noticing when i got there i had my keychain knife still attached and in my pocket the whole time. Stupid little thing could have put me in jail.
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I have flown several times with a spring assist knife in my laptop bag. Mexican security finally found it, I had forgotten it was in there.
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Detroit Metro is a test facility where they are asking additional questions to everyone. It only happens at certain times so you may not have gone through it. They ask things like where you are going, why, who you are going to see, how long, and where you are staying. If you refuse, you go through additional screening and pat downs.

I asked since when is it mandatory in the United States that a citizen must disclose why they are traveling from state to state within the country. It netted me 15 minutes of delay and 2 pat downs. It was fun. They even found explosives on my hands but ironically not on the handle of my briefcase or duffle bag. Tell me how that works.
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1) I carry a pocket knife with me wherever I go. They come in REALLY handy, quite regularly. I consider it essential.

2) Why should they be banned to begin with. You're not going to be able to hold up a plane with a 2.36" knife. You may be able to inflict a little bit of damage, or even kill someone... but you're not gonna get a whole plane. It's not that difficult to subdue someone with a 2.36" blade without getting badly hurt yourself.Basically, this is a first step to removing some of the TSA idiocy that has been ongoing for many years. Just because it makes you feel more comfortable does not mean it's an effective security measure.
You are a moron...try and take a blade of just .5" from someone who is trained and you will find yourself on the floor in a pool of blood...knives are not a joking matter, nor are they harmless, in the right hands they can really fukc shit up and it happens in a blink on an eye. I have taken several knife defense courses and well as knife fighting courses and I don't even like the idea of coming up against someone armed with a knife. You are going to get cut, there is no way about it
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