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Well, this doesn't seem like a big deal to me because they were doing a crappy job of keeping sharp objects off of planes anyway. On several occasions we brought scissors and other "potentially dangerous" objects onto a plane by having them mixed in with a bag of toys for our son to play with during the flight. They never caught a one.

Sharp Objects May Be Allowed on Planes

WASHINGTON - Airport security screeners are reportedly going to let passengers bring sharp objects on board airplanes again. Today's Washington Post says the Transportation Security Administration plans to announce security changes Friday.

Sources quoted by the paper say the new rules will allow things like scissors in carry-on bags. The reasoning is that such items are no longer regarded as the greatest threat to airline security. Homeland Security Department officials are said to be more concerned about preventing suicide bomb attacks at airports. Officials want screeners to focus more on finding things that can explode rather than things that are sharp.

The Post reports the newly relaxed rules would allow scissors under four inches long tools shorter than seven inches.

TSA spokeswoman says the new initiatives will be positive for both security and customer service.

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