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TSA Won't Allow Small Knives, Sporting Goods on Planes

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The Transportation Security Administration is dropping the proposal to let airline passengers carry small knives, souvenir bats and golf clubs onto planes. 

Several lawmakers, airlines executives and employees complained the proposal would put passengers and flight crews at risk.

Last month 145 House members signed a letter asking the administration to keep the current policy that bars passengers from carrying knives and other sporting items onboard.

When the head of the administration released the proposal back in March, he said the knives couldn't enable terrorists to cause a plane to crash. He now says dropping the proposal allows his agency to focus on other programs. 

TSA says screeners confiscate over 2,000 small folding knives from passengers on a daily basis.

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