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Contact Your Congressperson About Weapons In The Cabin

H.R. 4452 and S. 2083, Leave All Blades Behind Act

Dear Member of Congress:

I am a flight attendant for American Airlines who is shocked by the Transportation Security Agency’s announcement that they will lift the ban on some potential weapons and allow them into the aircraft cabin. The new guidelines will allow scissors with blades less than 4 inches long and screwdrivers and other tools less than 7 inches long. Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate (H.R. 4452 and S. 2083) that would ban all weapons-usable items. I strongly urge you to cosponsor the bill and vote in support of passage.

TSA announced the change in guidelines in a shift to focus more on explosive devices and less on sharp objects. Flight Attendants recognize the potential threat posed by explosives and support TSA’s increased concentration in that area. But their efforts need to be in addition to other security measures – not instead of. TSA’s actions are a step backwards.

Every Flight Attendant in this country was profoundly impacted by the events of 9/11. Maybe those at TSA advocating scissors and screwdrivers in the cabin didn’t lose friends and colleagues on that day but we did! Flight Attendants continue to be the most visible target in the aircraft cabin. This policy is devaluing the role Flight Attendants’ play in aviation security.

As a frequent flier, you surely are as concerned as I am about this change in policy. Help us keep the skies safe by cosponsoring and voting in support of the House and Senate versions of the Leave All Blades Behind Act, H.R. 4452 and S. 2083.

Sincerely,
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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
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APFA Events

4Q23 EC Meeting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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