Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Guns on a plane (Obama secretly ends program....)
Posted on 03/17/2009 7:03:27 AM PDT by RecallMoran
After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.
Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.
The Obama administration this past week diverted some $2 million from the pilot training program to hire more supervisory staff, who will engage in field inspections of pilots.
This looks like completely unnecessary harassment of the pilots. The 12,000 Federal Flight Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns, are reported to have the best behavior of any federal law enforcement agency. There are no cases where any of them has improperly brandished or used a gun. There are just a few cases where officers have improperly used their IDs.
Fewer than one percent of the officers have any administrative actions brought against them and, we are told, virtually all of those cases are trumped up.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Hey, why not cut to the chase and require cockpit seats for anyone carrying a Koran?
We should hear from a pilot’s spokeperson on this.
all pilots should stop flying. put all the planes on the ground until this is reversed.
Wonder what the pilots think?
The sneaky bass turd has to do everything under the radar.
Great. Did he also send an engraved invitation to Osama Bin Laden and AlQaeda, to let them know it was open season on Americans again? Shoot; I say we disarm the pilots and arm the poor misunderstood people who are disgruntled with America’s excesses. I mean, after all, if we weren’t so greedy we wouldn’t be so hated anyway. /SARC
I hate liberals like liberals hate America.
What's wrong with this picture?
EVERYTHING leftists do “for our own good / because they know better” has to be done under the radar and by stealth and deception.
I think it simply has to do with their ideological nature and the origin of that nature.
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
He said he would stand with the Muslims. Do we need further proof ?
Those “conservative democrats” who voted for Pelosi as speaker,
got elected by being gun rights advocates.
Well THAT will keep them safe in the air. We need more inspectors.
Something bad is going to happen. It don't know if it will involve planes. Obama seems to be weakening the US in quite a few areas simultaneously (economics, relations with allies, relations with enemies, military funding, personal safety, airline safety, etc.) There are now multiple avenues of attack that Obama has prepared to push this country over the edge.
This will make a nice Drudge headline for the next 24 hrs: Pilots Disarmed!
The List, ping
Always an ignorant freeper with BDS willing to blame GW for something Obama is doing!!!!! Give me a fraking break. Obama is doing this, blame him.
'Obama Secretly Ends Program to allow Pilots to carry Guns'Lies, lies, lies!
So this article MUST BE a fabrication.
oh hell ....
(I'm laughing at anyone who believed Barry on anything he said and voted for him.)
Yep. Especially with Russia and China both making overtures to Cuba and Venezuela.
What’s wrong with it is that many “good ol’ boys and girls” fall for a Democrat because he gives them his/her word that he “jes’ loves” the NRA, talks “country” by dropping his “g’s” from words and then gets in Congress and then is what he is and they don’t notice unless something really big slaps them in the face (which only happens when an election is far off and the Democrat knows they’re gonna forget it by the time he pops up at rallies slapping backs and shaking hands).
What a BOLD, courageous move... toward insuring that no Muslims will ever get mad at us.
More Obama/Alinsky hatred of corporate America.
When all the companies tank as planned, our marxist government will take them over and we'll all fly Al Obama Airlines.
I think it’s prudent to take precautions such as allowing pilots to be armed as a last resort to protect the public safety. However I wonder if we arent falling into that classic military blunder of preparing to fight the last war. Will they really just try to do the same thing again, hijack an aircraft and ram it into something? My guess is that they will not, the security measures in place now, especially with regards to cockpit access restrictions make it a lot tougher now. Instead, I think they’ll look for another hole in our defenses and use it. We’d better be ready. And I do mean “WE” as in you and me because Obama is doing his damnedest to make sure the authorities are not ready.
See my tagline. My point is all the utterly ignorant people in this country who keep voting for these proven traitors election after election after election. My own FIL, who will b!tch at the drop of a hat at the suggestion that anyone will take his guns away, and then pulls the lever for Democommies every damn time. WAKE THE F*** UP AMERICA!! (sorry, my language is deteriorating at an alarming rate since November.)
So, next Obama’ll cut funding to the Air Marshalls program?
I think you are supposed to leave the title exact as it messes with searches if you don’t and we have 14 articles of the same thing.
NO! The scumbag will blame it on Geore Bush and George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan! ZERO will NEVER take responsibility for anything negative! Why do You think ZERO disappeared his very past? Because there is Nothing in ZERO’S past he can accept as good enough for “HIS EGO!”
hmm, no screw ups, no downside to this program
so WHY end it???
and more “SECRECY”
this is the most transparently secretive bunch of shadow people to ever run the USG
As a certain Father Newman stated:
“A vote for 0bama constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.”
Join the NRA folks!
And Demoncrats complain because everyone thinks they’re soft on National Security issues.
Economic, foriegn policy, military, social issues...they all are the same to him and his ilk, ways to tear down and weaken America.
yep! Now I KNOW I’ll never set foot on an airplane ever again......this is only the beginning folks.
Yes, I don’t own a gun but I joined the NRA. Best protector of the 2nd amendment.
Now more than ever.
How long will it be before the passengers are banned from transporting unloaded firearms in their checked luggage?
Goodness, do I have to now apologize to the contrail and black helicopter folks?
Capt. “Sulley” would be a good one to bring this to the attention of the American public.
I don’t know what to say. This is a great program. Things are seriously messed up. It is going from bad to worse daily and very obviously so. If the average individual would read your list, I would have to believe the lightbulb would go on. Unfortunately, the average voter only listens to clips of the MSM with their twist on it. It’s a very sad time for our nation.
EVERY DAY it’s something new with Obama, and it’s ALWAYS something that will HURT our country!
If ANYONE still thinks that Obama is doing ANY of these things to “strengthen” our country they need their heads examined!
Join the NRA folks!
***I whole heartily agree!
Chump. Bush was no conservative, which is why he maintained the assault weapons ban and appointed Mineta (a DEMOCRAT) in the first place.
This is part of 0’s new “Dhimm-ulus’ package.
Sure there are quibbles, but airline passengers can bask in their good feelings in those last few minutes of our lives, knowing that they weren’t judgmental.