Lighters Banned at Airports

I think the most important thing to take away from this article is the following pair of sentences. Do you see a problem with the rationale for the ban?

Some members of Congress, citing the case of shoe-bomber Richard Reid, feared terrorists could use lighters to ignite bombs.
Reid tried unsuccessfully to use a match to ignite his bomb during a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001.

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