(KCEN) -- Many are outraged over the TSA's new plan to allow pocket knives aboard U.S. planes.
And many of those upset are flight attendants.
Those opposed to the change say the TSA is forgetting about the terrorist attacks that led to the formation of the agency.
The new policy allows passengers to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes.
The Airline Pilot's Association has actually come out in support of the change.
And that's not sitting well with the flight attendants association.
President of the Association of Flight Attendants Sarah Nelson said, "We don't have Federal Air Marshals on every flight and we have people who can act out. And now, if you're putting a weapon in their hand, situations that we can contain today with the help of passengers that we can direct are now in a much more dangerous position."
The TSA issued a statement saying, "This change allows transportation security officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher-threat items such as explosives."