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Swalwell asks Homeland Security to reverse policy allowing knives on airplanes

Original post made on Apr 12, 2013

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has called on the Homeland Security agency to reverse its decision to allow passengers to carry small knives into planes.

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Nice to know that Congressman Swalwell is such a staunch supporter of security theater. No terrorist with a knife is ever going to make an airplane crash again. Hardened cockpit doors and wisened passengers mean this 'threat' is simply non-sensical.

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Posted by Frequent Flyer
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

Totally agree with Chris. No one can take ever over a plane with a Leatherman tool or pocket knife again; passengers will not let that happen. Wish Congressman Swalwell would find time for more important matters, such as the fiscal mess.

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Posted by Meatball Swalwell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

Well, looks like we got rid of a meatball (Pete Stark) and got another one (Swalwell).
The flight attendant union seems to be a bunch of meatballs as well. Most passengers are in much more danger from incompetent and (in the case of legacy airlines)feeble flight attendants than they are from someone with a pen knife. Passengers are also much more at risk from booze being dispensed on the plane (drunks and broken bottles as weapons).

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Tell Swalwell to pull his head out. 98% of the things that the criminal organization TSA takes from people at our airports don't affect safety on flights.TSA violates our rights every time we go to the airport.We all see that when TSA is tested they fail over 90% of the time. So where is the safety

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Posted by Vern
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Apr 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I don't get it, is a pocket knife such a necessary item, I don't know anybody that carries a pocket knife. Don't those i folks have anything better to focus on?

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