Fri, Jun 30, 2006
...But It Will Take An Act Of Congress
Administration Chief Kip Hawley says it's a case of not seeing the
forest through the trees: that screeners are spending so much time
looking for recently-prohibited cigarette lighters in carry-on
luggage... that they aren't devoting enough time to search for
Hawley made those comments to USA Today Wednesday, adding that
forcing screeners to confiscate lighters at checkpoints "is a
distraction from the serious nature of finding (bomb)
Despite being just one item out of 68 on the list of objects
prohibited onboard a commercial airliner, Hawley says lighters make
up 80 percent of all items confiscated by screeners.
Unlike the agency's move last December
to allow small tools and scissors back into the cabin, however...
Hawley says it will take an act of Congress -- literally -- to lift
the ban on lighters. You see... lighters are the only items
specifically banned from airline cabins by Congress... and that
means Congress would have to vote to lift the ban.
Other items like guns, box cutters, and baseball bats are
prohibited by the TSA -- and common sense -- but not by
Oh, what a twisted web we weave... when bureaucrats decide which
forests get the trees. Or something like that...
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