BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to reverse their decision for passengers allowed to carry potentially dangerous equipment onto airplanes.
The TSA recently announced that the agency would allow passengers to bring the following items aboard planes:
-small knives with non-locking blades smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 1/2 inch in width.
-small baseball bats
Following the events of September 11th, the TSA banned passengers from carrying weapon-like items on board that could pose danger to pilots, passengers, flight attendants, and the plane itself.
Recently however, that ban has been lifted causing Schumer to take action proposing the TSA continues the ban.
"While it's true that pilots are safe, locked behind cockpit doors, these dangerous items still pose a significant hazard to the flight crew, other passengers, and even the integrity of the plane," said Schumer. "These items are dangerous, and have not become less so in the years since they were banned from planes."
Nearly twelve years later of not being able to carry knives on board, the rule is due to go into effect on April 25th of this year.
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