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  •  Airplanes are one of the few truly gun-free (2+ / 0-)
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    zones left, and as we all know, gun-free zones are unsafe as well as un-American. Allowing guns on airplanes will go a long way toward maintaining the correct gun to patriot ratio.

    The only real downside to a shootout at 30,000 feet that I can think of could be easily remedied by requiring all passengers to be skilled at putting on their oxygen masks as quickly as possible.

    •  Gun Free ? Not so much . (2+ / 0-)
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      caul, sawgrass727

      http://www.cbsnews.com/...

      A gun belonging to the pilot of a US Airways plane went off as the aircraft was on approach to land in North Carolina over the weekend, the first time a weapon issued under a federal program to arm pilots was fired, authorities said.

      The "accidental discharge" Saturday aboard Flight 1536 from Denver, Colorado, to Charlotte, North Carolina, did not endanger the aircraft or the 124 passengers, two pilots and three flight attendants aboard, said Greg Alter of the Federal Air Marshal Service.

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 08:18:07 PM PST

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      The only real downside to a shootout at 30,000 feet that I can think of...
      http://www.time.com/...
      But there was one fatality: Flight Attendant Clarabelle Lansing, who had flown with the airline for 37 years. Lansing, one of two attendants near the first-class compartment when the roof blew open, was apparently sucked out of the Aloha jet by the escaping air.

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 08:26:18 PM PST

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    •  Air marshalls and Federal Flight Deck Officers (1+ / 0-)
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      They're not in general gun-free.

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