TSA doesn't get it! Tell John Pistole and Janet Napolitano: NO KNIVES ON AIRPLANES!
  • Petitioned Barack Obama

This petition was delivered to:

President of the United States of America
Barack Obama
Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Admnistrator, Transportation Administratoin
John Pistole
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

TSA doesn't get it! Tell John Pistole and Janet Napolitano: NO KNIVES ON AIRPLANES!

    1. Ian Funderburg
    2. Petition by

      Ian Funderburg

      Charlotte, NC

On March 6, 2013, I created a petition in response to the Transportation Security Administration's proposed policy that would allow small knives and other potentially lethal objects on board U.S. based commercial aircraft. As of May 2013, my petition had reached almost 16,000 signatures. The responses were overwhelming from families of 9/11 victims, family members of passengers and crew, law enforcement officials, and security personnel INCLUDING the TSA's own agents! On April 24, 2013, they had relaxed their position, and stated that they would later re-evaluate the policy. It hasn't even been a month yet! Now that the tragic Boston bombing, and the outrage has subsided from those in the airline and security industries, they seem to think that the issue has fallen by the wayside, and want to re-introduce the policy! This is outrageous and we as citizens of the United States of America cannot allow our officials, both appointed and elected, to have such power over an agency as to put the lives of millions of Americans at risk every time they travel by air. I told the newsmedia, and Change.org that I would be back if this came up again, and this time I want officials to be held accountable for their actions, starting with the resignation of TSA Administrator John Pistole, and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. Their blatant disregard of protests by over 60,000 flight attendants, pilots, and thousands of others in the TSA, law enforcement from the United States and around the world shall not be tolerated!

Since the issue came about, we have also learned that knife manufacturers have also had a significant impact in changing this policy. We cannot allow lobbying from this industry to corrupt our officials who are supposed to be acting in our best interest. Please sign my petition and tell the TSA once again, "NO TO KNIVES ON PLANES!"

Recent signatures


    1. Charlotte Flight Attendants Protest Knife Policy

      Ian Funderburg
      Petition Organizer
      Flight attendants protest TSA knife policy at Charlotte Douglas

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Air travelers may be allowed to carry small knives on planes-again, and likely by Memorial Day weekend. But flight attendants don't want that to happen. They protested a proposal to change the TSA policy at Charlotte Douglas Airport on Thursday.


    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Norris CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      I work onboard the aircraft and do not see any positive need to introduce small weapons into this type of environment. It does NOT improve the public's safety and certainly not the safety of those of us who work consistently in this atmosphere. It is obviously driven by the weapons industry and our elected officials should be held accountable for bowing to this lobby in lieu of a commitment to keep the public safe.


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