MA Law Trumps TSA Knives Policy
The TSA’s approval of allowing small knives on planes does not mean it will be policy in every airport, as the agency admits that local and state laws that prevent knives on planes would trump the new rule.
FOX News Radio’s Courtney Kealy reports:
Massachusetts law still states that it’s illegal to bring any knife or “device containing a fixed, folding or retractable balde” through airport security, despite the change with the TSA. Boston University Police Detective Lt. Peter Didomenica wrote the law:
(Det. Lt. Didomenica) “With this proposed change in the TSA regulations about certain smaller knives , particulary pocket knives, being allowed through, it’s going to create a conflict with state law.”
The new TSA policy allowing pocket knives on planes goes into affect April 25th, but passengers flying in and out of states like Massachusetts may want to leave their blades at home.
Courtney Kealy, FOX News Radio.