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Arming Pilots Remains High Priority

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Establishing an effective armed pilots program remains a top priority for NRA during this Congress. The U.S. Senate has already passed U.S. Senator Bob Smith’s (R-N.H.) armed pilots amendment to H.R. 5005—legislation to would create a Homeland Security Department—by an overwhelming margin. H.R. 5005 still has yet to come up for a final vote in the Senate. Please continue to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to keep the Smith amendment intact, or support similar language that will ensure passage of an armed pilots program that includes every pilot interested in participating in the program.

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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.