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7 September 2002

New York Times, Editorial

Washington has done a startling and politically gutless turnabout on guns in the cockpit. Only last spring nearly everyone involved in regulating air safety thought the idea of giving guns to pilots was a desperate, potentially calamitous way to prevent hijackings. Now many of the same people are stampeding in the opposite direction, spurred on by the National Rifle Association. On Thursday the Senate was swept along by the tide, voting 87 to 6 to arm pilots in a trial... (GunPolicy.org)

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