So we have put up with BS ala TSA for how many frickin years – seems we had a little “problem” – and now – seems we will conform with international rules to allow – knives. Yep. That’s what she said. KNIVES.
Sounds pretty small … 2.36 inch blade, narrower than half an inch. Get a ruler out folks and tell me just how small that looks to you! Grabbed the below from the internet and all I can say is … not at my throat! Not at my grandchild’s throat! Not at your daughter’s throat!!!
!!! WTF TSA !!!
Gerber Ripstop I Pocket Knife – Folding Style – 2.3\” Blade – Serrated Edge
TSA Will Permit Knives…..on U. S. Planes
The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, takes effect April 25.
And what’s this about – INTERNATIONAL LAW???
The blade cannot lock and must be less than 1/2″ wide, so the knife pictured would still be prohibited. I don’t mind knives on the plane, really not much more dangerous than an ink pen or knitting needle. What bugs me about this is that they claim it will free their screeners up from having to check these small knives out , but won’t they still have to check it to make sure it conforms to all the standards?
My spouse too corrected me on the type of knife I used in the post. My fury was such upon reading the information I was careless except for making sure what I pictured was the correct length. That night at home I looked at spouse’s 2.5″ knife and was again horrified. CMBlake6 said in a previous comment here – “I, personally, am trained on how to do some serious damage with a blade of that size or smaller.” I believe him.
Will they have to check it to be sure it conforms with acceptable standards – probably.
I was thinking the very same thing. Remember when people WERE carrying box cutters on a plane? It WAS a big deal.
This is side-stepping, deliberate attempts to confuse and piss us off. Guess what! We ARE past that point. Now they just look like complete incompetent playing toxic mind games!!!
It ends up making them look ridiculous. They went to far and now have shown their hands. They think it will demoralize us. IT IS completely TOO OTT to demoralize anyone!
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Oh hell I was hoping we could go back to plastic forks, spoons and knives, I’m currently using blunt nosed scissors for fear I will hurt myself. HA..These fools are clueless about cell phone guns with plastic bullets. I think al Qaeda and the rest from Sand Land have given airports a rest for awhile. They will be back but the lower life forms at the TSA will never stop them.
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If that’s the case, I am going to carry one. I have a little pocket toolkit I like to carry everywhere. It has a knife blade and a tiny scissors. I use it ALL the time. And I’ll be sure to buy a small lock-blade knife to take with, just in case.
I’m pushing sixty and of *ahem* diminutive size and stature but that doesn’t mean I’m any pushover. If I’d had a lock-blade knife at least some of those box cutter dudes would have been bleeding in the aisle.
Yep. I think we should all buy stock in some Case knives because none of us is going to be willing to get on a plane again knowing “they” have knives and we don’t!
Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
No, you definitely don’t want one of those at your throat, but it is nice to have one to fight back with. Remember, “Those who sacrifice liberty for security will have neither”.
I doubt the majority of passengers on a plane are trained. Profiling – oh yeah – there will be an uptic.
After all, how many planes have been hijacked by 3 y.o. children in wheelchairs? Or 90 y.o. grandmothers on oxygen? 18-35 y.o. Middle Easterners, OTOH…
Yes – and when we start hearing the whining about profiling I am just not going to have a lot of sympathy – after all – the international community seems to be behind it.
I was just now thinking the very same thing!
I, personally, am trained on how to do some serious damage with a blade of that size or smaller. I agree with it having been BS all the TSA crap we’ve put up with lo these many years, but I AM glad to see that they have performed at least a minor rectocraniectomy. No, you definitely don’t want one of those at your throat, but it is nice to have one to fight back with. Remember, “Those who sacrifice liberty for security will have neither”.