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TSA Expands List Of Banned Items On Flights

Frequent flyers that go through the Indianapolis International Airport could bypass the extensive security process if they are pre-screened.

A former Homeland Security official says he is not sure why the TSA changed its mind on allowing knives and other objects onto planes.

The TSA announced Wednesday it will now not allow pocket knives, golf clubs and baseball bats onto planes as carry-ons.

William Foley, who now lectures on public safety at IUPUI, says there is still more work to be done about terrorists before allowing any sort of weapons onto planes.

“They’re still collecting all kinds of ammunition, grenades, guns and knives. They show pictures of this weekly as to what they collect off aircraft,” he says.

He says that shows some people haven‘t gotten the message and therefore the 9/11 rules should stay in place.

Items such as golf clubs are still allowed to be checked in.

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