The nation's largest pilots' union wants Congress to allow its members to carry
guns in the cockpit, a measure almost unthinkable before the Sept. 11 hijackings
Jan 16, 2009 ... Another objection to allowing guns in the cockpit runs like this: "This is not the
pilot's fight. They should not have to worry about fighting the ...
Pilots should be allowed to carry both a taser and a gun that is capable of ... If the
pilots are armed, once the hijackers attempt to take over the cockpit, they won't ...
Oct 29, 2001 ... Yet since El Al airlines armed its pilots and flight attendants, they ... are structural
limits to how strong and heavy cockpit doors can be made.
Apr 10, 2014 ... Rand Paul: 'I Want All Pilots To Be Armed' ... was stowing the weapon, leaving a
hole in the cockpit wall and an exit hole in the plane's exterior ...
Jul 7, 2008 ... Lambert agreed that cargo pilots should be included in the program and that ....
the agency places on training pilots to be armed in the cockpit.
Jun 28, 2002 ... be addressed if pilots were to be armed; and (3) possible ... 2001,3 on whether
pilots should be allowed to carry firearms in the cockpit.4 ... prohibited from using
firearms outside the cockpit and passengers or crew members.
Dec 4, 2010 ... Should pilots be armed? ... Arming pilots is the only certain way to defend a
cockpit. "Armed pilots equal safer airplanes". USA Today. February ...
Jun 15, 2012 ... 11 should endure — and what actually keeps Americans safe. “The last line of
defense is the pilot's ability to defend the cockpit,” Rep. ... The exact number of
armed pilots remains classified, but it's in the thousands.
Jan 27, 2012 ... After September 11, 2001 some airline pilots were granted the authority to carry
guns while on duty in the cockpit. The pilots are trained on how ...