bgoldhunter wrote:Are you sure you don't post as Maser on some other sites?
Joel wrote:If God wanted a lab to point he would have gave them a stick.
Penguine wrote:Calm down GB. So your telling me a .45 ACP through a window of a plane is not going to cause enough damage to cause serious issue? Hrmm.. ok. NOT. This is not even the proper place to ask such a question. If your dad gets the pilot job, and I am sure we are all hoping he does, the airline will tell him what he is/is not allowed to carry.
Anyway... to test your theory that a single bullet will not bring down an airliner I would recommend that you get a pilots license, take an EMPTY 737 up to cruising altitude, and then pop a round through the front window and see what happens. If that does not work then pop three or four through the body of the plane and wait. A plane cruising at a couple miles up is under a LOT of pressure, allow that pressure to quickly escape and a little hole will turn big, a big hole will turn large, and bad things will happen.
JSODEP5338 wrote:I thought the only people carrying on a plane were air marshalls. When did they allow pilots to be armed? I'm not opposed to it at all, but I thought the FAA didn't allow it.
michigan wrote:I posed this question to people on a rifle and handgun forum and was told many many many times that air marshals and pilots use special rounds that use some type of material other than lead. It is designed to come apart completely once it enters a target so that it does not go through and harm any passengers.
Boomn4x4 wrote:I'm not concerned what a hole in the plane will do. What would concern me is a hole in the control panel. A single bullet in the fuselage may not take a plane down, but a hole in the instrument panel sure as heck can! Those is a lot of sensitive equipment in the cockpit. I'd be absolutly willing to bet that the threat of an accidental dischage is far greater than a hostile hijacking.
I don't disagree that there should be someone on the plane carrying a weapon, but the pilot sure as heck shouldn't be.
And Gooseboy.......Don't think for a second that you can post up a contorversial topic and expect EVERYONE to agree with you. And then when someone does disagree with you, your simple solution is to tell them to leave you alone...... I don't think so. if you are going to stick you neck out like that you better be willing to take some heat back.
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