A few months ago, the TSA announced they would begin to allow small knives and some sporting goods onto aircraft. The decision was made because they agency felt screeners should concentrate on more serious weapons such as bombs.
But the backlash by practically everyone—flight attendants, airlines, police officers, much of the traveling public—was unexpected.
So TSA kept postponing the date of implementation.
That is until today, Wednesday, when they announced that they would reverse their decision and keep these items prohibited.