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Posted: 7/10/2002 8:11:51 AM EST
CNN poll: Would you feel safer flying if pilots were armed with handguns? Currently Yes - 49%; No - 51% [url=http://www.cnn.com/index.html]CNN[/url]
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:13:41 AM EST
done.
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Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:14:07 AM EST
50/50 now, come on people, let's get on this one.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:16:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:19:44 AM EST
Done.. Still 50/50
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:19:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:21:42 AM EST
Done.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:27:16 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:38:26 AM EST
We need to get to work: 49% Yes 51% No BTT. Merlin
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:40:17 AM EST
Would you feel safer flying if pilots were armed with handguns? Yes 49% 16905 votes No 51% 17304 votes Total: 34,209 votes I think it would be safer if everybody could carry.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:45:43 AM EST
Fire For Effect Over.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:48:14 AM EST
I think it would add a small deterrent measure to someone thinking of pulling something spur of the moment, but given some committed BGs, put yourself in the pilot's position: A few or more "terrorists" want the cockpit, you say no. They grab the nearest flight attendent and slit his or her throat, then grab the nearest kid and threaten the same. What do you do? I don't know what I would do, even if armed. No need for an answer, the question is posed to provoke thought. Noah
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:48:48 AM EST
[-=(_)=-] [-=(_)=-] [-=(_)=-] [b]Follow up air strikes needed!!!!![/b] Enemy is still ahead!!!
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:53:03 AM EST
They should reword that question to something like this: In the event of a hijacking of the plane you're travelling on, which would you feel safer having: A)An armed pilot that could stop the attacker(s)-or- B)An F-16 with Sidewinder missiles ready to shoot your plane down.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:57:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By M1QJ: They should reword that question to something like this: In the event of a hijacking of the plane you're travelling on, which would you feel safer having: A)An armed pilot that could stop the attacker(s)-or- B)An F-16 with Sidewinder missiles ready to shoot your plane down.
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Well, that answer is easy. We all know that the Libs are ready to give their lives for other people, so I say B. Personally, I would choose A.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 8:59:52 AM EST
50/50 now...
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:00:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:04:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By noah: I think it would add a small deterrent measure to someone thinking of pulling something spur of the moment, but given some committed BGs, put yourself in the pilot's position: A few or more "terrorists" want the cockpit, you say no. They grab the nearest flight attendent and slit his or her throat, then grab the nearest kid and threaten the same. What do you do? I don't know what I would do, even if armed. Noah
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Pop the cabin depress valve, wait 90 seconds for anyone not under a mask to lose consciousness, then give the airplane to the copilot, exit the cockpit on a walk-around 02 bottle having the copilot lock the flight deck door behind you, and shoot the S.O.B.s. Just off the top of my head. QS
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:08:09 AM EST
Votes close: 50% yes Total Votes: 22027 50% No Total Votes: 22402 Total votes:44,429 keep voteing show the liberals that we want pilots armed.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:13:25 AM EST
Done. Would feel better if everybody could carry. Just my .02 worth
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:14:23 AM EST
Done. 49% Yes 51% No
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:19:46 AM EST
My personal preference would be to arm the pilots and provide at least two plainclothed Sky Marshals. You'd know about the pilots, but the SMs would be the wild cards. Ideally, the SMs would be trained to stay quiet and innocuous, and not be ID'd to the crew, yet somehow be assigned an aisle seat. They'd have to not look as if they just graduated from Parris Island. Any big-headed macho types running their mouths to impress female (or male, hey, I can be open-minded) flight attendants would be disciplined. If I were plotting something using an airliner, the pilots being armed could be dealt with, but I would be put off by the one to three "wild cards" riding mixed in with the passengers. Several of us were discussing the threats Al Queida made this past weekend against US and Jewish targets. We were thinking that the next attacks will be different; maybe on municipal water supplies with bio agents, or explosive-laden private planes crashed into nuclear power plants, or synchronized explosions on multiple subway trains in the same city. Taking out 20 subway or Metro trains at once would not be as dramatic as the WTC, but would have the terror effect. Hope no BGs are reading. Noah
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Link Posted: 7/10/2002 11:32:46 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/10/2002 11:36:19 AM EST
Done 50/50
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