GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A decision to allow pocket knives on planes has stirred up lots of emotions here in South Mississippi over the airline safety. Transportation Security Administration announced that starting next month, passengers will be allowed to bring small knives into the cabins of commercial planes. The decision has passengers at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport talking.
Passenger June Boudreux said, "I think that it's a good idea to have it, even if it's something just for your protection."
"It's fine," said Victoria Noll. "Because in life anyone can have a pocket knife and stab you if they want, so it's just like life, but on a plane."
Others said TSA is making a potentially dangerous mistake.
Leslie Moncada-Lewis said, "I feel like it's going to make things, make people feel uneasy and it is unsafe."
"It just allows more injury and cause for alarm or public alarm," Rose Leslie. "Because you don't know who is doing what. What kind of mental state they're in and I just really don't think it's a good idea or plan."