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EDITORIAL: Guns on a plane (Obama secretly ends program....)
The Washington Times ^ | March 17 2009 | Washington Times Editorial

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bho2009; bho44; democrats; donttreadonme; guns; obama; obamaregime; obamunism; pilots; september12era; socialistblitzkrieg; terrorists; wot
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Let's make it easy for the terrorists! Let these pilots be sitting ducks. No one should have guns to protect themselves or others!
1 posted on 03/17/2009 7:03:28 AM PDT by RecallMoran
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To: RecallMoran

Hey, why not cut to the chase and require cockpit seats for anyone carrying a Koran?


2 posted on 03/17/2009 7:05:27 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: RecallMoran

We should hear from a pilot’s spokeperson on this.


3 posted on 03/17/2009 7:05:28 AM PDT by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: RecallMoran

all pilots should stop flying. put all the planes on the ground until this is reversed.

Wonder what the pilots think?


4 posted on 03/17/2009 7:05:42 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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To: RecallMoran
Yes, his muzzie brethren are cheering in the streets. More airplane missiles to target innocents in those tall buildings....
5 posted on 03/17/2009 7:06:27 AM PDT by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: RecallMoran

The sneaky bass turd has to do everything under the radar.
Screw Him!


6 posted on 03/17/2009 7:06:36 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: RecallMoran
Things Zero does are usually what so-called ‘Madoff victims’ would enthusiastically support. The guy would rather die than ‘limousine liberal identity.’ It is the ultimate status symbol for him.
7 posted on 03/17/2009 7:07:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (from "Irrational Exuberance" to "Mark to Zero": from '96 to '09)
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To: RecallMoran

0ne

Bad

Ass

Mistake

America


8 posted on 03/17/2009 7:07:13 AM PDT by unkus
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To: RecallMoran

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.


9 posted on 03/17/2009 7:08:06 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("I never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon, NEVER!" - Rorschach from the Watchmen)
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To: RecallMoran
God forbid if there is another terrorist attack on our soil or via an airlines. If there is, Obama will own it by his weakening our the WOT, our military and now this.
10 posted on 03/17/2009 7:08:23 AM PDT by utahson
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To: RecallMoran
Nearly 40 House Democrats are in districts were the NRA is more popular than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

What's wrong with this picture?

11 posted on 03/17/2009 7:08:44 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: RecallMoran
Bush really screwed the pooch on this one by letting Norm Mineta get away with dragging his feet.
12 posted on 03/17/2009 7:08:53 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Piquaboy

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.

John 8:44
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.


13 posted on 03/17/2009 7:09:29 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: utahson

He said he would stand with the Muslims. Do we need further proof ?


14 posted on 03/17/2009 7:10:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: workerbee

Those “conservative democrats” who voted for Pelosi as speaker,

got elected by being gun rights advocates.


15 posted on 03/17/2009 7:10:31 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: RecallMoran
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.

Well THAT will keep them safe in the air. We need more inspectors.

16 posted on 03/17/2009 7:12:09 AM PDT by grobdriver (Impeach Obama for Incompetence!)
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To: RecallMoran
Any normal person would ask "Who will benefit from this?" and the answer is quite obvious.

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.

It's coming.

17 posted on 03/17/2009 7:12:57 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: RecallMoran

This will make a nice Drudge headline for the next 24 hrs: Pilots Disarmed!


18 posted on 03/17/2009 7:13:30 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: RecallMoran; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The List, ping


19 posted on 03/17/2009 7:14:49 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


20 posted on 03/17/2009 7:14:51 AM PDT by utahson
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To: RecallMoran
'Obama Secretly Ends Program to allow Pilots to carry Guns'
Lies, lies, lies!
Barry said, no, he *promised* he, "Wouldn't Take Away Anyone's Guns"

So this article MUST BE a fabrication.

Right?

No, really.

Honest.

I'm 'SERIES'.


oh hell ....

(I'm laughing at anyone who believed Barry on anything he said and voted for him.)

21 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:14 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. Especially with Russia and China both making overtures to Cuba and Venezuela.


22 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Te odeo, interfice te cochleare)
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To: RecallMoran

Unbelievable.


23 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: workerbee

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).


24 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:50 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obama is NOT Reagan !)
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To: RecallMoran

What a BOLD, courageous move... toward insuring that no Muslims will ever get mad at us.


25 posted on 03/17/2009 7:15:58 AM PDT by AJMCQ (Who is Khalid al-Mansour? You mean Obama didn't get into Harvard on his grades?)
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To: RecallMoran
This action will surely motivate more penniless leftist radicals to purchase airplane tickets.....and more conservatives to hit the highways.

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.

Leni

26 posted on 03/17/2009 7:16:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: RecallMoran
bump

27 posted on 03/17/2009 7:16:40 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: RecallMoran

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.


28 posted on 03/17/2009 7:16:46 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: RecallMoran

Simply WOW!


29 posted on 03/17/2009 7:17:19 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: MrB

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.)


30 posted on 03/17/2009 7:18:21 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: RecallMoran

So, next Obama’ll cut funding to the Air Marshalls program?


31 posted on 03/17/2009 7:18:22 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: RecallMoran

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.


32 posted on 03/17/2009 7:18:25 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: utahson

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!”


33 posted on 03/17/2009 7:18:56 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Great President George W. Bush)
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To: RecallMoran

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


34 posted on 03/17/2009 7:19:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: workerbee

As a certain Father Newman stated:

“A vote for 0bama constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.”


35 posted on 03/17/2009 7:19:54 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Madame Dufarge; All

Join the NRA folks!


36 posted on 03/17/2009 7:20:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: RecallMoran

And Demoncrats complain because everyone thinks they’re soft on National Security issues.


37 posted on 03/17/2009 7:21:39 AM PDT by HoosierHawk (Democrats - Looting American citizens for generations to come.)
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To: RecallMoran
Obama believes that no good crisis goes to waste...so he is apparently doing all in his power to allow one, a big one, to come to America.

Economic, foriegn policy, military, social issues...they all are the same to him and his ilk, ways to tear down and weaken America.

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38 posted on 03/17/2009 7:21:44 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Madame Dufarge

yep! Now I KNOW I’ll never set foot on an airplane ever again......this is only the beginning folks.


39 posted on 03/17/2009 7:24:09 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, I don’t own a gun but I joined the NRA. Best protector of the 2nd amendment.

Now more than ever.


40 posted on 03/17/2009 7:25:19 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: RecallMoran

How long will it be before the passengers are banned from transporting unloaded firearms in their checked luggage?


41 posted on 03/17/2009 7:26:05 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: pepsi_junkie
Wait, Obama IS getting ready. Aren't they building "camps" around the US on military installations?

Goodness, do I have to now apologize to the contrail and black helicopter folks?

42 posted on 03/17/2009 7:27:55 AM PDT by elk ((A Member of the Silent 58)TM)
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To: RecallMoran

Capt. “Sulley” would be a good one to bring this to the attention of the American public.


43 posted on 03/17/2009 7:30:13 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: utahson
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.

Bump!

44 posted on 03/17/2009 7:30:39 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: Nachum

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.


45 posted on 03/17/2009 7:30:55 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: RecallMoran
Next the air Marshall's will go..or have they already..I have not been on a plane in years,not because i was afraid but because I have back problems and cant sit in those seats where people are packed in like sardines..I can tell you this I won't be on another plane either..People are becoming sitting ducks for the terrorist at home and in the air.. now this..Why don't people see what this Muslim is doing?
46 posted on 03/17/2009 7:31:04 AM PDT by PLD
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To: RecallMoran

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!


47 posted on 03/17/2009 7:31:53 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Join the NRA folks!

***I whole heartily agree!


48 posted on 03/17/2009 7:32:22 AM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: utahson
Always an ignorant freeper with BDS willing to blame GW for something Obama is doing!!!!!

Chump. Bush was no conservative, which is why he maintained the assault weapons ban and appointed Mineta (a DEMOCRAT) in the first place.

49 posted on 03/17/2009 7:33:18 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: RecallMoran

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.


50 posted on 03/17/2009 7:33:24 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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