Let passengers take KNIVES on planes


Locutus
#1
... it will make air travel safer, says ex-TSA head in plea to stop 'unending nightmare' of airport security



The former head of Transportation Security Administration has said that the country's airport security system is a broken mess making travelling ‘an unending nightmare’ for passengers.

Kip Hawley, who was head of the TSA from 2005-2009, has argued that the system would be more effective if it embraced more risk including allowing passengers to bring almost anything on board including knives, liquids and lighters.

Hawley criticises the current procedure for reducing airport security into an 'Easter-egg hunt' where TSA officers look out for low-risk prohibited items, such as lighters, rather than focusing on disrupting terror plots.

Read more: Former TSA chief argues passengers should be able to take anything on planes to stop the 'unending nightmare' of airport security | Mail Online

 
B00Mer
#2
The 9/11 terrorists had Box Cutters, and now they want knives allowed on board planes.. NO!!!

You don't like the rules, drive.. or get a pilots license and fly yourself. (I'm joining pilot school this June)
 
taxslave
+1
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

... it will make air travel safer, says ex-TSA head in plea to stop 'unending nightmare' of airport security



The former head of Transportation Security Administration has said that the country's airport security system is a broken mess making travelling ‘an unending nightmare’ for passengers.

Kip Hawley, who was head of the TSA from 2005-2009, has argued that the system would be more effective if it embraced more risk including allowing passengers to bring almost anything on board including knives, liquids and lighters.

Hawley criticises the current procedure for reducing airport security into an 'Easter-egg hunt' where TSA officers look out for low-risk prohibited items, such as lighters, rather than focusing on disrupting terror plots.

Read more: Former TSA chief argues passengers should be able to take anything on planes to stop the 'unending nightmare' of airport security | Mail Online


I'm with him on that. A few years ago while flying from Vancouver to Sandspit the guards took my first aid scissors from my fanny pack.On the return flight a2 weeks late they stole my tweezers that were ok to fly to Sandspit with. Go figure.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

The 9/11 terrorists had Box Cutters, and now they want knives allowed on board planes.. NO!!!

You don't like the rules, drive.. or get a pilots license and fly yourself. (I'm joining pilot school this June)

If the other passengers had knives, the planes may have made it to their destination with a few wounded or dead.
 
B00Mer
+1
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

If the other passengers had knives, the planes may have made it to their destination with a few wounded or dead.

Same reasoning behind gun laws in the USA... so let everyone have guns in Canada, their will be less crime as folks can defend themselves from criminals.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Same reasoning behind gun laws in the USA... so let everyone have guns in Canada, their will be less crime as folks can defend themselves from criminals.

The idea of armed marshals is probably an easier implemented one. But searching old grandmothers and banning their toothpaste isn't going to make the skies any safer. (Of course one can't actually racially profile and perhaps actually make it an inconvenience of those that actually look like prior terrorists. That would be just silly.)
 
CDNBear
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Israeli profiling airport security system targets Arabs, Muslims | Ya Libnan | World News Live from Lebanon
 
L Gilbert
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

... it will make air travel safer, says ex-TSA head in plea to stop 'unending nightmare' of airport security



The former head of Transportation Security Administration has said that the country's airport security system is a broken mess making travelling ‘an unending nightmare’ for passengers.

Kip Hawley, who was head of the TSA from 2005-2009, has argued that the system would be more effective if it embraced more risk including allowing passengers to bring almost anything on board including knives, liquids and lighters.

Hawley criticises the current procedure for reducing airport security into an 'Easter-egg hunt' where TSA officers look out for low-risk prohibited items, such as lighters, rather than focusing on disrupting terror plots.

Read more: Former TSA chief argues passengers should be able to take anything on planes to stop the 'unending nightmare' of airport security | Mail Online


Nah, just allow normal stuff on the plane but distribute switches and canisters of sleeping gas around the planes' passenger areas and any trouble brews up, just hit one of the switches that releases the gas. Nice quiet flight all the way to a waiting airport and security.
 
taxslave
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

The idea of armed marshals is probably an easier implemented one. But searching old grandmothers and banning their toothpaste isn't going to make the skies any safer. (Of course one can't actually racially profile and perhaps actually make it an inconvenience of those that actually look like prior terrorists. That would be just silly.)

But racial profiling is not PC. Logic can not enter into the discussion.
 
Ron in Regina
+2
#10
Let the passengers have knives? I like the idea!

I can picture it now....five guys with box-cutters, & then
something along these lines happens:

That's A Knife - Crocodile Dundee (4/ Movie CLIP (1986) HD - YouTube