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House Approves Bill To Arm Pilots

Thursday, July 11, 2002

The House yesterday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow airline pilots to carry guns in their cockpits, as some members said the federal government has not done enough to improve airport security since the Sept. 11 hijackings.

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