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Thread #65619   Message #1082821
Posted By: Big Mick
30-Dec-03 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
That is precisely the leap that I was questioning, Peg. I am not trying to twist your words, and I am sorry you took it that way. It was not my intent to cause offense. Arming pilots, or having Sky Marshalls in planes, has absolutely no correlation to the issue of "trigger happy civilians". Further, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that civilians who have the ability to legally carry firearms are more trigger happy. That is why I was questioning the point. I agree that pilots should not be required to be armed, but I do believe that if they choose to be, and they can demonstrate appropriate training, as well as rigorus periodic competency testing, they should be allowed to carry.