The TSA recently announced new guidelines, allowing small pocketknives on board flights. In addition, they are allowing small baseball bats, hockey sticks, pool cues, and gold clubs. I have to ask, "WTH?"
As the TSA attempts to keep the skies safe by banning my homemade jams, mouthwash or even shampoo aboard my next flight, I have to wonder at the logic behind the recent announcement of allowing knives. Now, I understand that terrorists are quite the MacGyvers of the skies and can fashion a deadly tool out of simple, everyday items, however, allowing them to have knives seems an awful lot like enabling.
Let us put deodorant back in the carry-on luggage, along with hairspray and makeup. Let us allow some hygienic items rather than knives. I would personally like to see people have access to mouthwash, makeup and even a little soap in case necessity arises! Let babies have the banned teething rings so they will not cry and let children have pudding cups (gel-like substances) for a three hour flight! My suggestions are simple and less likely to cause a hijacking! Maybe America needs to address the effectiveness of the TSA?
LORENA SWIFT, Richland