Ask the Pilot

Beginning Sunday, April 20, 2003, airline pilots began bringing handguns into the cockpit ... there's probably a higher probability of a cockpit gun being used in a suicide, or discharged accidentally, than ever being used to ward off a terrorist. Neither scenario is particularly likely, and I will not use the suicide/accident scenario as a lobbying point against the program, but if we have to split hairs, that's my position. (linkrot: 403)