Administration proposes to slash firearm training for pilots
The Obama Admin proposes to halve funds for training pilots so they can be armed in the cockpit. As it is, the training procedures seem designed to be impossible to meet: "To gain certification to carry a gun onboard, pilots must take a six-day training program in Artesia, New Mexico. They must attend a half-day requalification session at various locations around the country to maintain it."
Like most disarmament programs, the purpose of this is not to allow pilots to fly armed, but to give the illusion of allowing it while throwing up as many bureaucratic barriers as possible. The Bush administration wanted it and the bureaucrats didn't, and the bureaucrats won.
Posted by: Dan at March 26, 2012 04:17 PM