TSA drops effort to allow small knives on planes

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Caradoc, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2013/06/05/tsa-knives/2393139/



    I'll lay money on the TSA realizing that most of their "good finds" posts would evaporate if they stopped "finding" stuff that wasn't a threat while the other stuff (12" razor blades, anyone?) went through the TSA's security baklava layers entirely undetected.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    One of the things on the new list were rifle scopes being allowed in carry on. They are not currently permitted. Pistole thinks it's ok to feel up little children but doesn't have the backbone to stand up and use his authority as head of TSA.

    What a sad state of affairs when so-called leaders can do nothing but follow.
     
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  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Personally, I'd be thrilled if the airlines all told the TSA, "You're fired," and took real security back under their own auspices.
     
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    He exceeded his authority by making the pronouncement, once again, without a rulemaking process.
    It is HIS POLICY to feel-up passengers-- for this, firing would be insufficient.
    But in this climate he would only be replaced with a scanner industry CEO.
     
  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I dissagree. The airlines are the front runners in the "AFS" crowd. If they were in charge of security, I think it would be 10x worse than what the TSA puts us through now. We're screwed either way. <*sigh*> THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON, DAMNIT!:mad:
     
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Do not discount the power of competition. If there's an airline that's "less intrusive," you'd better believe more travelers would choose it.
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Agree, I think a substantial number of people who actually travel by air see TSA and the ridiculous security theater for what it is. Would be no different if it was the airlines and changes were not made. Of course government would still be setting the standards giving the airlines an out.
     
  8. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    ...as if our current goober-ment actually supports a free market economy. Yea, riiiiiiiiight! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    From Reason:
     
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