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

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

    I've always been a supporter of the idea to let airline pilots keep a loaded pistol in the cockpit area of the plane for the safety of the passengers as well as the staff. This idea has been around for awhile, and Ron Paul even introduced a bill to do just that about a year ago. So what do you think, good idea or bad idea?

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

    As long as they are trained as to the situation of weapons in an airplane I'm cool with it. I doubt my girlfriends father a retired airline pilot would want to deal with more regulations and trianing on top of the FAA regs.

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

    I think everyone, flight crew, passangers, ground crews should be armed.
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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Provided the weapon in question is located with ceramic rounds that cannot pierce the hull of the aircraft; I see nothing wrong with it.

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

    I feel everyone should be armed. Why just the crew. We all need to learn to protect what is ours. The gubment can't possibly do it for us. ---Then when things calm down, we can leave our guns back above the mantle, till needed again.
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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I've always been a supporter of the idea to let airline pilots keep a loaded pistol in the cockpit area of the plane for the safety of the passengers as well as the staff. This idea has been around for awhile, and Ron Paul even introduced a bill to do just that about a year ago. So what do you think, good idea or bad idea?
    It's already a reality and has been since Bush's first term.

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

    As long as steps are taken to insure that the weapon can't damage the aircraft and the pilots are trained in its use it sounds like a fine idea to me. I wonder if tasers might not be a better choice though. They're much less likely to injure innocent passengers/crew and also less likely to damage delicate instrumentation.

    In either case I'm not sure if you could get the pilots behind it though. They already have to go through a ton of crap to be certified to fly. I'm not sure they'd be in favor of more.
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    Re: Should airline pilots be allowed to have a loaded pistol on the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    In either case I'm not sure if you could get the pilots behind it though. They already have to go through a ton of crap to be certified to fly. I'm not sure they'd be in favor of more.
    The program already exists and armed pilots are currently flying passenger planes.

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

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

    I choose other.

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