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Arming Pilots in cockpit
NavyGunner Member Posts: 8 ✭✭
edited September 2001 in Gun Rights and Constitutional Law
Everyone is right, something has to be done so that the pilots can defend the cockpit, his life and the lives of his crew and passangers, BUT, there always has to be a "BUT" or "what if".People that are trying to make this happen fail to remember that this aircraft is flying at a very high altitude nearly everytime a take-over happens and the a/c cockpit and cabin, is "PRESSURERIZED" and a stray bullet not well placed or going through a body and making a hole through the outside skin releasing the cabin pressure can many times cause very serious problems within the plane, i.e. the Hawaaian airliner years ago that lost pressure and 1/5th of the cabin blew out, sucking out a crewmember.All of these "knee-jerk" ideas here recently really need to be examined very closely. There are other things that can be done instead of blowing a hole in a pressurized aircraft.