That may have been true at one time, but is no longer the case (and hasn't been since 9/11), the terrorists also know this, which is why they haven't hi-jacked a plane with a box-cutter since.Yeah I do. One terrorist with a plastic knife can kill 300 people.
In a lot of respects, you are correct. However, I would argue that if carrying a firearm is your only means of self defense, there's a lot out there you're missing. (I use "you" in the collective).Yeah I do. One terrorist with a plastic knife can kill 300 people.
On CC Citizen with a .45 200 gr can save 299 lives.
The plane will not explode like the movies when a round goes through the fuselage. Im sure military aircraft would fall out of the sky if they really blew up. But they come home with missing wings and still live to fight another fight.
The wings aren't pressurized, just the cockpit and the pilot is already wearing a helmet/mask. Airliners have a mask in the cockpit, but they have to get it out and put it on.But they come home with missing wings and still live to fight another fight.
I do and I am a pilot. I carried years ago and some of my passengers did. We we not Part 121 airlines, and the rules we operated under only said that passengers could not be armed unless the "operator" [that was me] approved.As a commercial passenger, I can not legally CC. I'm ok with that rule.
Anyone have a problem with the rules that prevent your legal CC while a passenger on a commercial flight?
I'm not...yet. I just haven't gotten around to going through the course. I work for a big cargo op, and I don't think it's quite as important to have armed pilots on our jets as it is on the passenger carriers. I'm also on a military leave of absence right now. I have every intention of going through the FFDO process once I go back to airline flying (if the program is still around).Holger, are you an FFDO? Do you know about the program? I am/was a pilot as well. Not commercial, but I have many friends who are airline pilots, several of which are FFDOs.
Sounds a lot like capitalism. Do we still allow that here? [/SARCASM]Considering that planes are private property, they shouldn't be regulated by the government. The operators/owners of planes should be able to decide what they think is best for their planes and their customers. People could choose to fly airlines that allowed licensed carry, or forbade weapons, or only allowed pilots to carry or whatever variant they thought best. Imagine that, let people decide what they think is best for themselves.
When there is a potential for that plane to be intentionally flown into a building that I (or someone I care about) might be standing in, I think a little oversight is not out of the question.Considering that planes are private property, they shouldn't be regulated by the government. The operators/owners of planes should be able to decide what they think is best for their planes and their customers.