Well it seems that TSA’s new policy to allow pocket knives is actually getting a lot of backlash so I will give credit where credit is due.
First, I think repealing the liquid ban or eliminating the backscatter/millimeter wave would be my top changes, but this is at least a step forward.
In the South, it seems when I go to the mall, to a restaurant, out in public most places except for the airport I see plenty of men with a knife clipped to their pocket. They come in handy when a piece of rope needs to be cut or I want a tag off a new piece of clothing, but otherwise these knives never see the light of day. They don’t pull them out and wave them around. They don’t cut into random places or slash tires. The people who wear a knife like a belt or hat seem to think of it as a functional utility…like how I always have pens in my purse.
So, I have no problem sitting next to someone with a pocket knife. I may ask to borrow it if I buy new headphones and forget to get them opened at the kiosk again.
For full details check here:TSA update to prohibited item list
…now let me bring my full-sized tooth paste!