Huffington Post.The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has dismissed the idea of allowing small knives on aircrafts, according to the
The initial plan was to allow passengers to bring knives that do not lock or have blades that are 2.36 inches or six centimeters in length and less than a half-inch in width, according to the TSA’s website.
Additionally, some sports equipment – including novelty-sized and toy baseball bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and a maximum of two golf clubs – could've included in carry-on baggage.
But box cutters, razor blades and liquids more than 3.4 ounces would have still been banned from planes, officials said.
"After getting the input from all these different constituents, I realized there was not across-the-board support that would serve us well in moving forward," TSA Administrator John Pistole told the Associated Press. By dispensing with the controversial proposal, he said the agency can focus on programs to identify the greatest security threats.
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