TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    This administration doesn't know what it has and doesn't have. The President said the other day that he may now govern for awhile, but he is still on the campaign trail. They need to get off the merry-go round and see what the real world is and not just to talk down to people that live in the best country in the world. We have been blessed for 300 years of establishing a country where people could come with the help of God to live and learn not sort of live and be held in captivity. The Civil War became a time when captivity was ending for people here. We have a new captivity today with loss of other types of freedoms or potential loss of freedoms but in action to practice those freedoms.

    People have become complacent that our government can take care of all our woes from birth until death and that we don't have to worry about what they will and can do for us. They will take the control of our freedoms and we will be along for the ride.

    People in real life becomes victims to their actions or lack of actions.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 15, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    Weren't they going to get rid of the body scanners, also? Hasn't happened yet...as of last week.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    The bad guys will figure out a way to get around the small knife issue to build one that can connect several knives to make a big knife. The box cutter kind were not big knives but were a significant threat when designing men and women work on this project.

    What is the intent of a knife or any weapon? To put fear into people. Perception is part of the fear tactics. We are surrounded by violence in real life and in the various forms of media. Bullying still happens in schools and in the workplace.

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    March 15, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    I like peanut butter and apple as a snack when I travel. Once the TSA confiscated my near empty jar of peanut butter to keep my fellow passengers safe. Maybe now if I keep a knife in the jar, they would let me keep my peanut butter. another time they searched my luggage for over 30 minutes because they "saw something", eventually letting me board my flight because they couldn't "find something". Once on board, I thoroughly inspected my carry-on, that I had used for years and found a tiny safety pin, maybe 0.5 inch long. I asked the flight attendant if she felt threatened by my safety pin. She laughed. Thanks TSA for keeping passengers safe by drawing lines in the sand.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    March 14, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    Sounds like we can now have a good old-fashioned brawl now on an airplane! Just add some alcohol! Oh, wait, we have that too!