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hillbilly68 03-25-2008 09:53 AM

The anti's will love this one
Well, here we have a shining example of how we continue to not help ourselves with our cause. Guns in the oven, now...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. No injuries are reported after a pilot's gun discharged on a U.S. Airways flight from Denver to Charlotte, N.C.

Airline and federal officials say Flight 1536 was not in any danger as a result of the incident, which occurred about 9:50 a.m. MDT on Saturday.

Officials say the unnamed pilot was allowed to carry the weapon as part of the Transportation Security Administration's Federal Flight Deck Officer program. It was created after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.

The program allows eligible crew members including pilots, navigators and flight engineers to use a firearm to defend against any act of air piracy or criminal violence.

The TSA says the agency takes the Federal Air Marshals Service takes the matter seriously.

The jet has been taken out of service.

Zappa 03-25-2008 06:56 PM

I'd like to hear more details on this, but I'm sure the leftist media will spin it in the worst possible way.
What kind of gun and what caliber?
What were the exact circumstances?
Was it a mechanical failure with the gun or was it caused by mishandling?
Too many unanswered questions...........

bkt 03-25-2008 08:00 PM

An unintended discharge is almost always due to negligence; it is extremely rarely due to a faulty firearm. This makes me wonder if the pilot was either screwing with it when it went off, or if maybe he was carrying it in an unsafe way.

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