January 23, 2012
Airline pilots are seeking expanded authority to carry handguns in airports, a U.S. group said.
Pilots are allowed to have weapons in cockpits but they say it is not enough to keep aviation as safe as it can be, and they want approval to carry weapons anywhere on the plane or in an airport terminal, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Sunday.
“That would put us in line with law enforcement,” said Marcus Flagg of the Federal Flight Deck Officer Association, which represents armed pilots.
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