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TSA Will Permit Knives, Golf Clubs on U.S. Planes

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  1. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-05/tsa-will-permit-knives-golf-clubs-on-u-s-planes.html


    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.
    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.
    Sporting Goods

    The agency is also carving out two exceptions to its ban on most baseball and softball bats. It will allow souvenir, novelty baseball bats less than 24 inches long and will permit lightweight plastic bats even if they’re more than 2 feet long (61 centimeters).
    The sporting goods have been deemed acceptable based on recommendations from a TSA working group that’s trying to weed out commonly confiscated items that don’t present a security threat, agency spokesman David Castelveter said.
    “These are popular items we see regularly,” Castelveter said. “They don’t present a risk to transportation security.”
     
  2. tattered

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    Not surprised they're allowing hockey sticks those carbon fiber ones shatter easier than a 16yr old girls self esteem
     
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    fixed
     
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    How gracious of them.
     
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    Zing
     
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    http://news.yahoo.com/tsa-rules-kni...1lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QDVGVzdF9BRkM-;_ylv=3
     
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    That's not even a full sized folding blade. I see no danger there.

    As for the other stuff I have more of a problem with taking up overhead
    cargo space carrying that stuff on. People already drag too much shit on
    to planes to avoid baggage fees. How are they gonna stow golf clubs or
    hockey sticks?
     
  8. the Streif

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    Have them shoved up their asses. Fuck them. they don't need to bring hockey sticks and golf clubs on board. They make fucking specific travel cases for shit like that. Check it and get charged for it ya fuck!
     
  9. gleet

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    After 9-11 I found an auction site that had confiscated TSA stuff. I got big boxes of pocketknives really cheap, the shipping was more than the knives. There were tons of the little Victorinox penknives and the regular size ones, plus all sorts of others from junk to fancy dress knives and old family heirlooms and multitools. Not a one of them would have been used in a hijacking and I felt sad for the people who lost them. After winning a few, word got out and they started going for way more than they were worth.
     
  10. mascan42

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    You know, I think we may have finally reached the point where we have to tell the 9/11 families that having a dead relative doesn't qualify you to comment on national security.
     
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  11. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I think my Leatherman blade is about 4 inches.....no go

    My buddy (accidentally) boarded a plane out of JFK a few weeks ago with a canister of pepper spray in his backpack. I don't think a few pen knives are the real risk here.
     

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