reply to post by sheepslayer247
The best part.....better lock on the door and a gun in the cockpit!
As a pilot, Ron Paul is correct (at least in this common sense clip of about 5 minutes).
The better locks, and better-reinforced doors? Well.....frankly, that wasn't the issue on 9/11.....the doors were not an impediment to the
intrusions into the cockpits by the hijackers....it was a routine inattentiveness that they took advantage of.
They burst in when the doors were ALREADY OPEN!
Furthermore, even having a gun, at the pilot's side, but not on his person, in a holder, on the floor BY his side....the time it would take to access
this weapon? On 9/11, if all of the real pilots had had such a gun arrangement? No difference....they were hit fast, and without warning. So guns
are a rather "false" placebo, in that case. In terms of sudden overpowering situations. But, as a deterrent? Thumbs up, let's not kid
....the thought of them ("Is there one? Or not?".... ) act as deterrent.
The Flight Deck Door, well....THAT is the primary barrier, in flight.....and there are strategies that I won't discuss, here.....to prevent a future
event of cockpit intrusion. This applies only to USA carriers, though....so far....
Ron Paul's best comments were to suggest that all members of Congress be subject to the same standards as airline passengers, in terms of "security
searches", when entering Congressional Chambers.
This is parallel to my "wish" for many years that members of Congress also be subject to the SAME standards as all who work in the Transportation
Industry (and not just airlines) in the USA, as to regular and random ALCOHOL and DRUG screening requirements, in order to remain
It was THEY in the Congress who drafted, and voted on this legislation that affects all transportation workers in the USA. THEY should at least be
held to the same standards, when they are tasked with conducting the Country's business....