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View Poll Results: Should We Be Able to Board a Commercial Airplane With a Gun?
Yes,under all circumstances 4 9.76%
Yes,with a valid weapons permit 11 26.83%
No,under any circumstances 24 58.54%
Undecided 2 4.88%
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Old April 14, 2013, 08:50 AM   #26
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a whole different set of risks involved

no one would get sucked out of the plane but if a fire fight broke out, lack of oxygen or extreme cold could kill quickly. Oxygen deprevation makes people panic.

much as I like my 2A, I am against guns in planes. The risk to benefit ratio is significantly skewed.

I agree that I want mine back as soon as I land tho.

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Old April 14, 2013, 09:10 AM   #27
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Definitely not whats to stop the guy bringing the firearm unto the aircraft doing a mass shooting. No brain-er i think air marshal yes any individual no. There is also the inevitability of negligent discharges bad at the range possibly disastrous on a aircraft.

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Old April 14, 2013, 09:53 AM   #28
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Re: Should We Be Able to Board a Commercial Airplane With a Gun?

Originally Posted by FrankenMauser View Post
Tell that to flight crew.

They routinely have to deal with people that believe in "sky law". (I can do whatever I want, because there aren't any police.)
The vast majority of 'crime' on commercial flights goes unreported, because it's a massive PITA for the crews (who don't get paid while they're on the ground).

(I'm not taking a side - just making a statement.)
It actually is pretty rare that anything significant happens. Mostly it's just some passenger who's upset over some stupid thing and raises their voice and argues for a few minutes. Technically yes, that could be illegal depending on the circumstances, but it's not really that big an issue.

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Old April 14, 2013, 09:58 AM   #29
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I read and was part of the THR debate. There is really nothing new to be said. It's been discussed into the dirt.

I'm making a call. I want the OP to read the THR thread and come back to me with something new that wasn't covered there.

PM me with an analysis and I'll consider reopening it.

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