by James Bovard
March 7, 2005
After the pervasive failure of airport security on 9/11, the Air Line Pilots Association sought federal permission for pilots to carry handguns to defeat hijackers. Capt. Steve Luckey, chairman of the associations flight-security committee, explained, The only reason we want lethal force in the cockpit is to provide an opportunity to get the aircraft on the ground. We dont have 911. We cant pull over.