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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/10/2002 12:39:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline pilots could carry guns in the cockpit to defend their planes against terrorists under a bill the House passed overwhelmingly Wednesday despite the opposition of the White House. The legislation, approved by a vote of 310-113, would allow guns for more than 70,000 pilots if they agreed to undergo training. Lawmakers stripped out provisions that would have limited the program to some 1,400 pilots, about 2 percent of those flying.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 5:42:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/10/2002 5:43:27 PM EST by Kroagnon]
You didn't print the bad: [b]"While clearing the House easily, the bill is expected to have more trouble getting through the Senate. The Bush administration, which earlier rejected the idea of arming pilots, also opposes the bill. "There is no change in our position," said White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan. "The president listened to the experts, and the advice of the experts on security and transportation is that that is not the best way to go."[/b] Can anybody believe this crap? Bush will veto a pro-gun bill being voted aye by both Republicans AND Democrats?
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