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US To Review 'Sharp Object Ban' Aboard Planes (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 11:43 AM
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Following the 9/11 attacks, passengers aboard US flights were banned from carrying sharp objects including scissors, nail files etc... But the ban is to be reviewed and the changes will be announced publicly on Friday. "We'll be announcing a number of new initiatives that will have both a positive security and customer service impact," said TSA spokeswoman Yolanda Clark.
 



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Objects such as scissors and razors were placed on a list which meant they could not be carried as hand luggage into the cabin of a plane, and had to be stored in luggage in the hold.

Some flight staff say that while these items could not be used in a hijack attempt, they could injure people.

But now the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, says it is preparing changes, to make the best use of limited resources.

"We'll be announcing a number of new initiatives that will have both a positive security and customer service impact," said TSA spokeswoman Yolanda Clark.

Mr Hawley is understood to have privately briefed aviation leaders about the details of the plans, ahead of the public announcement on Friday.

But many flight attendants believe that while such objects could not be used to carry out a 9/11 style hijacking, the items could still be used as weapons to injure other passengers or crew members.


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I was for the banning of sharp objects being carried in a passengers hand luggage whilst aboard an aircraft.

Imagine if a potential hi-jacker could not get access to the cockpit so decided to make a bloodbath of the cabin.

I do not believe the laws should be relaxed in the slightest!!!




posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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To be honest, nobody would be able to make a bloodbath with a 'sharp object' on a plane. It is far too cramped a space, at best they'd be able to harm one or two people.

Although I'd agree that there needs to be a ban of such things.



posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 12:09 PM
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ROFLMFAO.....


Mic



posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 01:47 PM
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yeah mickey, alot of that going around.....anyway.....

i dont really think the ban against sharp objects is realistic. if a terrorist really wants to get contraband material on an aircraft, i'm sure he'll find a way. all the ban does is inconvenience normal passengers. for crying out loud, you can have matches but not a zippo lighter. makes alot of sense, huh?

incidentally, a little education in defensive measures would be in order as well. for instance:

small personal flashlights are allowed on aircraft (ie small maglights or the newer LEDs), and used properly make an excellent defensive weapon. use the blount end to jab at the throat. additionally, you can use those seats you sit on for either flotation devices or a battle shield. they have two hoops in the bottom that you can use to hold the cusion just like a medieval shield, which will effectively block a swipe from sharp objects.

just my two cents worth :-)



posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 02:23 PM
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Here's an interesting quote:




Charles Slepian, an aviation security consultant based in New York, said the TSA's proposed changes fail to take into account the safety of passengers and cabin crew. "Whenever you are serving alcohol, you have a double duty to those who are present to protect them from someone who goes off the deep end," Slepian said. "If we allow people to carry things that are really deadly weapons on board airplanes, we're inviting trouble."

www.washingtonpost.com...


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Maybe it would be better to stop serving alcohol on flights.

By the way, Mickey, the last line of your introduction is a direct quote from this Washington Post article. That's plagerism, something you seem to do quite a lot.




"We'll be announcing a number of new initiatives that will have both a positive security and customer service impact," said TSA spokeswoman Yolanda Clark....

www.washingtonpost.com...



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posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 02:36 PM
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yup, grady's right....didnt notice that.

you may want to edit your intro to either sum that quote up or delete it altogether.



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