Opposition to Tiny Knifes on Planes Building
I’m amazed that some of the same people, who will argue for the right to bear arms, will fight against being able to carry a small pocket knife on a plane. In a post 9-11 world does anyone think they will really be able to take over a plane with one of these? The examples given in this news report are ridiculous. A determined terrorist will be able to do way more damage with a 12 inch hard plastic knife then anyone with a 2 inch pocketknife. Responsibility and common sense are what needs to be taken into account. Look for bombs and things that can take the plane down and let the people bring in their pockets their normal everyday items like pocketknives, nail clippers, and heaven forbid maybe even a bottle of lotion!
Check out the news story:
Delta Air Lines, the world’s second-largest air carrier, has joined in opposition to new federal regulations that will allow passengers to bring small knives on planes.
Delta chief executive Richard Anderson said Friday he shares the “legitimate concerns” of flight attendants and others about the changes. He said the changes will do little to improve checkpoint delays and other customer-service issues, compared to the “additional risk” for cabin staff and passengers.
Anderson made his case in a letter to Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole, who announced the changes Tuesday.
“There are much more effective steps we can take together to streamline the security checkpoints with risk-based screening mechanisms,” Anderson said in the letter, obtained by the Associated Press.