Debate over TSA knife rule revision not letting up

03/14/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The Transportation Security Administration's latest move to allow some small pocketknives on planes has sparked outrage, though the intent of the new rule was to focus less on physical items and more on terrorists' threats. More discussion is expected at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing today. "You have a 90-year-old grandma, you’re going to strip-search her, and then you’re going to allow someone to carry on a knife? They’re not consistent in their approach toward security," Jeff Addicott, director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, said of the TSA.

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