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Thread: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    When the bad guys break down the door.


    This is a serious matter -- and as such, you should at least TRY to have a serious discussion.
    I never take these discussions seriously. This is merely entertainment until I have to go back to work next week.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Most of the airline pilots are ex-military and would already have been trained in tactical firearms handling, so yes firearms should be kept in the cockpit. In fact, stewardesses should be armed with blackjacks.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    No, it's not really funny. Just the simple fact that airline traffic can't support itself with ticket prices. Spreading out the cost to everyone makes airline travel affordable to those that use it. Or do you want the government to pay for it all?

    And I'm glad the government allows me to afford it. Two hours in a jet aircraft sure beats driving 20 hours and 1200 miles to Florida to visit the folks. It's not only less time consuming, it's cheaper (no food stops or lodging on the way), not to mention all the wear and tear on the car and the increased danger.
    I'd rather drive vs.flying. You get to see such nice scenery up close and personal, and you don't have to endure some wannabee cop bullying you around all on the pretense of your safety.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I think a Red Rider BB gun would be most appropriate. It wouldn't pierce the fuselage and you can put a terrorist eye out with one.
    They sure worked at running the neighbor's cats out of my yard.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Ticket prices have sure gone up, since they made us all "Safe"
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Ticket prices have sure gone up, since they made us all "Safe"
    It goes to paying those high security salaries.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    It goes to paying those high security salaries.
    yep, not to mention all that high tech apparatus. Must cost a fortune. Can't buy that stuff at Walmart.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Most of the airline pilots are ex-military and would already have been trained in tactical firearms handling, so yes firearms should be kept in the cockpit. In fact, stewardesses should be armed with blackjacks.
    That is not true.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    That is not true.
    I knew a lot of ex fighter pilots who after getting out went into the airline industry. I knew one who flew crop duster planes until a major air liner called him. They have that much love for flying that they don't want to leave it after getting out.

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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I knew a lot of ex fighter pilots who after getting out went into the airline industry. I knew one who flew crop duster planes until a major air liner called him. They have that much love for flying that they don't want to leave it after getting out.
    I know some pilots that were for the Air Force and the majority of them fly corporate jets. So I don't know the quality of your friends who fly for commercial airlines. They don't get paid as good as a pilot for a corporation and most air force pilots are wanted to fly corporate jets. Not average jet lines.

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