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Originally posted by mnemeth1
Plus 99.99999% of people are not suicidal. Pulling out a gun and shooting on a plane is not something a person that values their own life would do unless they were in imminent danger of death already.
Originally posted by alien
I may agree...however, its what happens when the triggers start getting pulled that I'd be more terrified about.
Most gunfights I've seen aren't cool, calm and collected.
Instead they are normally fear-filled, paniced, people trying not to get shot, ducking down behind any source of cover and pretty much just unloading their whole clip in the general direction of the threat...not selective aiming, selective shooting...
...its pretty much just *OMG! ARGH! BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM CLICK CLICK CLICK OMG HAVE I BEEN HIT?*
...certainly severely increased the very real risk of a stray bullets striking other passengers, striking walls of the plane...all manner of extremely bad outcomes.
It'd be like Reseviour Dogs at 30,000ft.
Originally posted by hdchop
Sorry I stopped right hee at the OP..
"Given the shoe and panty bomber events, we see the public will immediately attack the terrorists in question regardless of personal risk. "
that's the whole point - he/she/it shouldn't even get on board let along to the concorse at any airport
Originally posted by WARBREAD
reply to post by mnemeth1
Well... just an FYI - less than 20% of gun shots from armed encounters involving pistols result in death. Blood, sure. I've been shot. I've been in more than a few armed situations. They happen rapidly and resolve themselves rapidly.
I don't think the use of firearms on an airplane is a good idea. Collateral damage due to a lot of people in a small space. The possibility of damaging the plane unless fragable rounds are used... lots of bad stuff effecting a lot of people. So I have no issues with a firearm ban on a commercial plane.
I still think there are plenty of overzealous people out there that would mug a guy for doing next to nothing on a plane without some form of security measures prior to boarding.
Originally posted by the_grand_pooh-bah
I agree fully with the OP except the whole alcohol thing.
lets not hate on the drunks,they just need to hire bartenders on the planes,different skill set than flight attendants.
flying is magical,it has risks like everything else in life.
people should accept that or learn to sail and/or ride horses.
i personally think they should have those skills already,like who lives on a planet 3/4 water and can't swim?
Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Sounds like you're more scared of the public than of terrorists.
Even if the airport was 100% secure against all threats, the terrists will simply blow you up at a bus stop.
But, I suppose you are for total naked strip searching at all bus stops as well.
An armed public is not something to fear.
[edit on 8-1-2010 by mnemeth1]