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Thread #65619   Message #1082410
Posted By: Big Mick
30-Dec-03 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
Sorry, Kevin, but I must disagree. The Air Marshalls were a regular part of flights that were discontinued due to budget cuts. But the security screenings for weapons in checked luggage came into play after Lockerbie and the suspicion of explosives in the Long Island sound crash. If explosives were so easy, you may rest assurred that the terrorists that planned 9-11 would have used them and saved the extra assets for other terrorist attacks. They could just as easily have used explosives in the cargo as the threat to take over the plane and then crashed it, with only one or two persons onboard. Nope, it seems to me that they knew that with nothing more than a boxcutter, due to no security in the cabin, they could accomplish the destruction of thousands. We must institute these security measures and never drop them.