In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, various proposals have been offered to deal with airline security. One proposal, sponsored by U.S. Senators Bob Smith (R-N.H.) and Conrad Burns (R-Mont.), addresses air safety by allowing properly trained commercial pilots, co-pilots, and flight engineers to carry firearms aboard commercial airplanes. Along with the possibility of U.S. Air Marshals accompanying commercial flights, this measure would allow armed pilots, with proper training and suitable equipment, to be the last line of defense against hijackers and terrorists in providing cockpit and aircraft security, thus sending a strong message to potential attackers that self-defense exists in the air as well as on our land. Be sure to call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121, and urge them to support the Smith/Burns amendment to S. 1447, the "Aviation Security Act." You can also find contact information for your U.S. Senators by using NRAILA.org`s "Write Your Reps" tool.
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