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Friday, January 18, 2002

With passage by Congress of the "Aviation Security Act," the move to allow properly trained commercial pilots, co-pilots, and flight engineers to carry firearms aboard commercial airplanes shifted to the regulatory phase.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently seeking comments on this proposal. The deadline to submit your comments to FAA is February 14, 2002. Please submit your comments to: Public Docket Office, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room PL-401, Washington, D.C., 20590-0001. If using the Internet, you may forward your comments to: http://dmses.dot.gov/submit/BlankDSS.asp. When submitting your comments, make sure to identify the docket number of this rulemaking. The Docket No. is FAA-2001-111229; the title is "Firearms, Less-Than-Lethal Weapons, and Emergency Services on Commercial Air Flights."

If this sound proposal is to become a reality, your active participation, by sending the FAA your comments, is critical!

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.