Arming the troops in the skies


PDA






Seminole
December 27, 2002, 06:19 PM
From Vin Suprynowicz

http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2002/Dec-08-Sun-2002/opinion/20219943.html

Interesting column about the difficulties surrounding the arming of airline pilots.

Question for a moderator: What is the policy of THR with regard to posting such columns in their entirety? I saw done often on TFL but doesn't that violate the copyright laws?

If you enjoyed reading about "Arming the troops in the skies" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Fly320s
December 27, 2002, 10:39 PM
It's a good article that talks about the various steps/hassles to allow pilots to be armed.

I like this quote:

"So basically I think what they're going to do is make it such an onerous inconvenience to carry the weapon, just day-to-day carry, plus they'll make the training requirement so onerous that most of the guys are going to just not do it. ... I think it's going to be a very small percentage who are going to bother."

That is exactly what the chief counsel/FAA legal liason of my company said to me just last week. The anti's win by making the process too difficult to bother with.

In addition, each pilot will have to pay for his/her own training and use normal days off to accomplish the training. The airlines will not help any pilot get through this program.

Preacherman
December 27, 2002, 11:35 PM
Seminole, the copyright issue has come up many, many times before. I think that in cases where the copyright owner is really serious about defending his rights, one can at least post a link to the originating site, plus quotes from the article. I've found that if one quotes the full article in a forum like this, and includes a link to the originating site, there's usually no problem either. The difficulty arises when one takes an article, uses it without attribution in one's own site, and then gets snooty when the copyright owner objects!

If you enjoyed reading about "Arming the troops in the skies" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!