Thursday, September 05, 2002
The Senate passed an amendment to current Homeland Security legislation allowing airline pilots to carry firearms. The amendment, offered by Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, overturns the Bush administration's bizarre regulations banning such just as the Bush administration is signaling its retreat on the issue. This is such an obvious policy that in the past both I and others like Bill Quick have noted that it shows the lack of seriousness in real airline security.
Robin 9:45 PM