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Major backlash over a new policy allowing passengers to carry small -- on board a plane.
And sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs.
Flight attendants to pilots federal air marshals even insurance companies are not happy about it.
All demanding the TSA reconsider before they say it is too late John -- is one of them president of the federal law enforcement officers association.
Good morning to you wanna know you have in your hands.
A knife that will be now acceptable at the end of April -- That's correct.
-- this complies with TSA standards they think this particular night does not pose a risk to anybody traveling.
Now imagine that I take this -- here.
Very difficult to notice.
And I come up from behind someone who's seated on the aircraft which most of us are because that's who we do -- planes we sit in a very confined space and so comes up without warning because terrorists aren't polite.
And comes at us in the back given that we're vulnerable and stabs us repeatedly.
What's gonna happen.
Federal correctional officer -- Williams on February 26 which they have over a hundred times and probably fifteen seconds by psychotic in May -- a plastic -- Over a hundred times and he was standing.
So -- TSA thinks allowing something like this on the plane.
Somehow doesn't pose a risk to federal law enforcement offices flight attendants or Americans flying.
Is their view that the Americans in the cabin our art our disposable body expendable.
Since couple things here you see no difference between that -- in a box cutter -- -- -- -- on September 11 know what the TSA says is that the cockpits been reinforced and therefore.
We can relax some of the rules you said.
I say while is a valid concern that we don't want up planes turned into missiles that doesn't negate the need.
To protect everyone in the cabin as well as federal law enforcement office is flying around.
We are here to risk our lives to protect passengers flight attendants to pilots every one and the air marshals oftentimes a blast on offense as we watch of the last ten years Sara Nelson you know -- I have not matter she represents the flight attendants union she was here in our program yesterday works at a Boston United Airlines.
This is what she said about this changing house.
Let's not forget that it was blades that cost what happened on September 11 right and I'm a Boston flight attendant for United Airlines it was my friends who died on September 11 so this is personal for me.
But it's also very concerning for -- -- -- -- the country.
And is personal to you also weather -- the flight attendants for the air marshals you're starting a national campaign to get the TSA to reverse its decision.
Correct will that happen.
We hope so we're gonna fight to win we're gonna appeal to the president we're gonna appeal to the American public.
Folks contact your elected officials let them know that this is unacceptable this does not belong on a plane we need your support and -- to appeal to President Obama to rescind -- ridiculous policy.
Here's what the TSA says in part on the screen now taking small knives -- GC here.
But nobody sized -- in the certain sporting equipment -- the prohibited items list will allow transportation security officers to better focus their reference.
On finding higher threat items -- goes on the say the final decision rest for TSA and whether to allow.
Any items on the plane suggesting you look for an explosive item or something that could cause more damage.
-- DSL the TSOs have been very competent efficient in terms of looking for both.
What this is gonna do is this is gonna cause greater delays at the line because now we're gonna have passengers carrying these pulling them out.
And they're gonna have debate over whether or not complied with the measurement standards that's ridiculous the screen is a still gonna have to look for this now all this is gonna do is put them.
In imminent danger because they're going to be looking at the points out of whether it's a nice.
The tip of -- blade but people that pulled out things saying this is good.
And -- the subject them to that sort of dialogue that possible link count there at such close range it's idiotic idea unnecessary.
I can feel the heat and emotion coming from you.
Will be in contact review we've reached out -- the TSA is well liked to get the head of the organization and our.
And defend the smallest of the Jon -- -- they -- time okay pleasure to appreciate or.
Thank you -- and you --
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