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Arming Pilots

Friday, June 21, 2002

Not all pilots would be armed under the terms of a compromise proposal offered by House Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday, but at least 250 of them would be. The compromise proposal, backed by Democratic Rep. James L. Oberstar of Minnesota and Republican Rep. John L. Mica of Florida among others, is tentatively scheduled for a full committee vote on June 26. While the idea of arming commercial airline pilots continues to face resistance in the Senate-as well as from, of all places, the Bush administration itself-this compromise deserves support.

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