Welcome news from the Washington Post:
A new plan by the Transportation Security Administration would allow airline passengers to bring scissors and other sharp objects in their carry-on bags because the items no longer pose the greatest threat to airline security, according to sources familiar with the plans.
As I (and Congressman John Linder) noted earlier, the idea that some nutjobs with a couple of box cutters could repeat Sept. 11 is ludicrous. The only reason the passengers on the first three planes didn’t overtake the hijackers wasn’t because of their weaponry, but because they didn’t understand what the terrorists were planning. When passengers on Flight 93 got wind of the plan, the plot was quickly foiled. No pair of scissors will ever commandeer a plane full of passengers again.
Kudos to the TSA to admit this foolishness and focus on real dangers.