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Thread #65619   Message #1082090
Posted By: GUEST,Sian
29-Dec-03 - 11:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
Thanks, but I wouldn't even know how to hold a gun, the last time I did it had Silver Star written on the handle in red plastic, and shot paper caps.

But I did wonder why the British pilots objected to having armed sky marshalls. The safety aspect is obvious, but is it also because we are not accustomed to the whole gun culture thing, would the majority of US citizens welcome the idea, or be appalled by it, or not think it any big deal?

My gut reaction is that I would feel safer with an armed bod aboard.
And I know security needs to be tightened on ground level, but things do go wrong.