posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 02:53 PM
If any of you are interested, the real reason why weapons or objects that people would perceive as an effective weapon (even when they aren’t) are
not allowed onto a plane, is because people are discouraged from fighting someone with a weapon in their hand.
Believe it or not, and I will argue this all day if anyone fancies it, you are far more dangerous with your bare hands than with many of the
improvised weapons or even purpose-built melee weapons that you could think of. If someone attempts to hijack a plane, or otherwise try to coerce
someone into doing something without a weapon, then invariably a large number/percentage of people would challenge them. If however they are carrying
say, a knife or a hammer, then fewer people would attempt to stop them.
If fewer people challenge you, then you are more likely to succeed. That is all it boils down to, not the practical effectiveness of a weapon but the
perceived effectiveness of a weapon.