Ever since the TSA announced that it will allow pocket knives back into the hands of airplane passengers. everyone from the head of Delta Airlines to the Flight Attendants Union has made it clear they don’t want the ban to be lifted. Even Rep. Ed Markey sent a letter to the TSA on Saturday asking them to reverse the policy because he says it jeopardizes safety.
Folks at Bradley International Airport aren’t too crazy about the TSA relaxing those rules. “I’m not too happy about it, that they’re allowing 3 inch knives, I think that’s a terrible thing,” Jan Tonkinson shared. “Box knives could be used as a weapon, small knives can be used as a weapon. Unfortunately if you have a person not in the right frame of mind, they can do some damage to someone,” said a concerned John Stronkowski
The TSA also took small bats, pool cues, hockey sticks and golf clubs off the banned list. They say they’re making the change so they can focus on more serious safety threats, but travelers aren’t so sure. “Even if it takes longer going through check-ins, I’d like to be as safe as possible for me, and my family,” Mario Capuzzi stated.
Safety is one area both sides agree with, even if the way to get there isn’t flying with everyone.
The new policy takes effect on April 25th.