By Lisa Desjardins, CNN
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Capitol Hill (CNN) – The TSA is standing by its decision to allow small knives on planes.
Flight attendants and some powerful allies, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, are digging in on their position against the change.
But few are talking about the specifics and what the small knives could or could not do on a plane.
Could one of these pocket knives be used to cut someone’s throat?
[2:00] “Probably not because you’d have to hit it so perfectly in order to do it, it’s going to be tough. What they’re allowing is just over two inches, it’s so small. And no one is going to stand there and let it happen” says Dan Delava, owner of Plaza Cutlery, one of the largest knife stores on the West Coast.
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