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Congressman Steps Up Pressure Against Knives On Planes

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BOSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — U.S. Rep. Ed Markey is stepping up pressure on the Transportation Security Administration to abandon its new policy that will allow passengers to carry small folding knives onto planes. Some travelers agree, including Dr. Cynthia Paulis, who talked with CBS 11′s Jack Fink. “Knives should not be allowed on the plane period,” she said.  TSA’s new policy would allow knives with blades are no longer than 2.36 inches and no wider than half an inch.

Markey held up a Swiss army knife at Boston’s Logan International Airport when he announced Tuesday that he is filing legislation that would prevent the TSA from implementing the policy starting April 25.

Markey cites opposition from flight attendants, pilots and federal law enforcement officers. The Malden Democrat was joined by representatives of flight attendants and pilot unions.

Markey is a candidate in the state’s special U.S. Senate election.

Flight attendants and pilots said the small knives could be very dangerous and baseball bats could make conflicts inside planes more dangerous.

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