The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65619   Message #1082149
Posted By: GUEST,Sian
30-Dec-03 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
I think it is possibly the nature of air travel, that may necessitate security measures that would not be appropriate on the ground.

A plane in the control of armed hi jackers is a lot further from armed help than a city bus.

And although the public have attempted to overthrow hi jackers in the past, I would rather a professionally trained person took on that responsibility. I would hate to think an innocent have a go hero lost his life because he felt he had no alternative.

I would love to think I would act in a quick thinking effective way in the event of such, but I think my instinct would be to protect my children, who are usually travelling with me, and I would be sheltering them.

I know it's probably a huge cop out, but I am all for the sky marshalls.