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TSA to allow small knives on planes: local travelers react

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For the first time in more than a decade, the Travel Security Administration (TSA) will allow small pocket knives and other sporting goods on planes.

TSA made the announcement Tuesday that folding knives with blades 2.36 inches or less along with souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs can now be carried on.

The agency's says it's part of an overall risk-based approach, which allows TSA officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives.

But, some local travelers see the measures as ridiculous.

"Well, I think if you're going to allow knives and baseball bats and golf clubs you should be able to take at least your shampoo and your personal cosmetic items on board. It seems just kind of ridiculous that they would allow things that could potentially be sued as a weapon as opposed to a little tube of toothpaste," says Pat Heinz from Pine Haven, Wyoming.

The items will be allowed as carry-on luggage beginning April 25th.

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