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The Lighter Ban Logic: To make us safer we have to be less safe

From Poynter:

KITV News in Honolulu says airport security screeners are seizing so many butane lighters that collecting the confiscated lighters has become a storage and safety problem. Screeners seize 30 to 40 pounds of the lighters each day and have collected 1,700 pounds of butane lighters since April 14. The airport has confiscated so many lighters that the Transportation Department now wants the lighters moved offsite from the airport because they are a safety hazard.

» Read the KITV article

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Tags: safe, security, airport, honolulu, airports, lighter, confiscation, news, hazard, DHS

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