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Schumer for air safety

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Finally, from our U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer a voice of sanity is heard.Our senator has requested that the Transportation Security Administration reverse its decision to allow airline passengers to carry small knives, baseball bats, golf clubs and other potentially weaponized equipment onto airplanes. The fact that this proposal was made by the TSA in itself is incredulous. How soon they forget that it has only been now approaching 12 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on our New York City. This attack was perpetuated by men with sharp weapons on airplanes.

Thankfully, because of the vigilance of our federal agencies, state agencies and especially our New York City Police Department, our plane travel since then has been safe.The allowing of these potential weapons onto our airplanes can only contribute to an atmosphere of great concern for the airplane passengers and crew. The ending of the policy of banning these items has to be reconsidered with dead seriousness.The TSA would do well to listen to our Sen. Schumer, a voice of sanity and of reason.

Maria A. Thomson

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