Working with the FAA to bring Sanity back

Discussion in 'American Knife & Tool Institute' started by SDouglas, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. SDouglas


    Jan 6, 1999
    Unfortunately the FAA and Airlines appear to have massively overreacted to the Hijackers use of knives to take over the 4 Aircraft.

    I would encourage AKTI to try to establish dialogue with the FAA to reverse the initial knee jerk reaction and establish reasonable consistant restrictions on knives aboard aircraft.

    I know that most of us will agree that No Restrictions will actually accomplish anything. However, AKTI will not be effective taking that approach forward especially right now.
  2. medusaoblongata


    May 1, 2000
    I agree that further restrictions on air travel will not help at all, but there's no way the AKTI or anyone else could stop them now. 4 planes were just hijacked with knives and there's just no way the FAA, or anybody else, is going to continue to let people carry knives on planes anymore. This is a bad time for knife people, and we should just avoid raising a stink about this because it will only make us look bad in front of the terrified masses and officials who have the power to make things worse for us.
  3. SDouglas


    Jan 6, 1999

    I agree that right now is not the time to try to engage the FAA and we should definitely avoid raising a stink but I do believe that we can be successful in getting the FAA to back off of their "No Knives of Any Type" stance.

    The problem that I see is that We the Knife Loving Community will have to be willing to accept the AKTI trying to negotiate Acceptable Limits for Knife Carry instead of No Limits.
  4. CJ Buck

    CJ Buck Moderator Moderator

    Apr 15, 1999
    I absolutely agree that this is a bad time for knife legislation. We are working on a statement from AKTI that will call for some time to evaluate sensible legislation. People are looking for scapegoats and the FAA has gotten downright abused these last few days. I will investigate the balance of today how to make contact.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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