No Knives Bill Introduced on September 11, 2017

Posted on Sep 14, 2017

September 13, 2017 – As the nation marked 16 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, bipartisan legislation banning knives on planes was introduced in the House and Senate.

AFA has kept up the fight to permanently prohibit passengers from carrying knives into the aircraft cabin. We applaud Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative David Joyce (R-OH), and Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) for taking the lead on the bicameral bill.

“Never Forget is not just a thought; it is a promise of action,” stated AFA International President Sara Nelson. “Sixteen years is far too long to wait for passage of common sense legislation to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Four flights, our friends, our family, our nation’s security – all taken in a moment by those with evil in their hearts and small knives in their hands. Never again.”

While we were successful in reversing national security policy to keep knives off planes four years ago, the knife lobby could take a run at changing the policy again. We don’t need to have that fight again and we don’t need knives on our planes ever again. We need a permanent ban on knives through this legislative solution.

We want to thank all of our original co-sponsors on the House Bill. Joining Representatives Joyce and Lipinski, are Representatives Dan Donovan (R-NY), Mike Bost (R-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Jackie Speier (D-CA).