Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole is poised to lose a knife fight.
A new bill introduced yesterday on Capitol Hill by Sen. Chuck Schumer and three other senators would permanently block Pistole’s plan to permit passengers to carry small knives aboard commercial air flights from going into effect.
Schumer, joined by New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand and New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez insist that lifting the ban, which has been in effect since the aftermath of 9-11, is dangerous and ill-advised.
The senators point out that the TSA seizes 2,000 such knives daily – and the new law will make everyone safer.
“The TSA’s dangerous new policy will put passengers, flight attendants and pilots at risk and we must reverse it to make sure our airplanes are secure,” said Schumer, in a statement.
“Knives should should continue to be kept off passenger planes and this legislation will make sure of that, once and for all,” he said.
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