Monday, March 23, 2009

No More Armed Pilots

  • After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.

    Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.

    The Obama administration this past week diverted some $2 million from the pilot training program to hire more supervisory staff, who will engage in field inspections of pilots.

The easiest way to kill programs is to cut or divert funding which is exactly what seems to be happening here. Now let's combine this with recent Department of Defense memo that requires the military to destroy all it's brass rather than sell it to ammo companies for re-manufacturing AND a number of bills based on this oppressive legislation working it's way through various state legislatures and the national scene.

This Administration is actively working behind the scenes to make everyone less safe - not only in the air but in your homes as well.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another reminder that the current administration is most certainly not our friend.

3/23/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous prosperity rule said...

I absolutely love your opinions on most things I find here but this is the type of right wing scare tactics that makes me question where you left your brain. You're right, democrats suck as much as the other side, but seriously! admit it, this post is a bit of a stretch......

3/23/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who needs armed pilots when you got tommy notsobright at o'hare and his cohort princess at midway.

get an event number. that will prevent crime: NOT!

3/23/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oUR dEMOCRATIC LEADERS WANT TO DIS ARM AMERICA WHEN LAWFULL GUN OWNERS DON'T CAUSE GUN CRIMES.
In 14 years on the job I never locked up an individual who had an FOID card or owned a legal gun.
Only Criminals who had a gun and no regard for the law!!!

3/23/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only less safe, but less frugal. With all of the himing and hawing about the financial crisis that the Democrats created, how can you justify not getting paid for the brass that is used. Instead destroying it? Just like the armed forces, burying their chutes on practice missions and then destroying them later. What is the use. Have them bury fake ones, and re-use the old ones. Getting back to the Democratic 12,000 dollar toilet seats...This fucking country is going to hell....

3/23/2009 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the incremental method has given way to the multiprong assault:
federal restictions (GCA '94 redux)
state restrictions
taxes & fees
increase ownership disqualifiers
reduce supply
limit use opportunities
....and wait for another kid on anti depressants to run amuk to slam the door shut on the 2nd amendment.
ask the folks in the UK what happens once you give up your guns.

3/23/2009 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WRONG

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_it_true_that_obama_is_dropping.html

FOX News also has reported that the Air Lines Pilot Association International, which represents more than 50,000 pilots in the U.S. and Canada, issued a statement saying that the editorial "couldn't be further from the truth."

FOX News, March 18: "ALPA representatives met with TSA executives this afternoon and were told in no uncertain terms that TSA embraces the FFDO program, that there are no plans to reduce or restrict its growth, and that in fact the agency fully intends to grow and expand the program," the statement read. "Government representatives acknowledged that the program needs additional funding to achieve these goals, and that they are actively seeking same."

3/23/2009 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I currently have 16,000 rounds stored. RDOs coming up, time to go buy another 600.

3/23/2009 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey SCC ... double check your info about the used military brass. I belive they reversed that order for anything under .50 caliber rounds.

What about the AIR MARSHALS ? Are they still flying around with guns ?
Thats horrible, taking the guns away from the pilots. If they trust these people to fly through the air with the minnium of 200 people and what average 2000 pounds of JET fuel, why cant they be trusted with guns.

What did the Nazis do 1st. ? Take over the media(check) 2nd. Take away guns (check)3rd. Make people afraid all the time (check)Invade and control a foriegn country under the guise of help(double check) !!!!!

3/23/2009 06:59:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

The DOD directive that PDO yards crush or mutilate once-fired cartridge cases has been rescinded. It seems no one thought about the money the government would lose because brass scrap is less valuable than once-fired cartridge cases...

Let me edit that: It seems no one thought.

Better.

ECS

3/23/2009 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

It’s sad, I recall listening to this new President when he was campaigning and in particular, the 2nd Amendment ruling that came out of the DC case, he stated that he agreed with the Supreme Courts ruling, now he is subverting that ruling via those in his party throwing in bills right and left in an attempt to thwart the 2nd Amendment and not saying a word about it. I guess its just the same old story, state and promise anything to get elected. I think there’s more shit on the way, curious to see at what point the people will stop acting like sheep?

3/23/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The brass destruction rule has been rescinded.

Apparently it was part of a series of revisions made in surplus disposal regulations because the nitwits at DoD sold some spare F14 parts to Iran a few years ago, and the new brass rule got snuck in as part of the surplus parts disposal regulation overhaul. Its not clear whether some flunky was trying to earn brownie points from Obama by sticking it to gun owners or if it was just general incompetence. It could be either. Maybe both.

3/23/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps they will re-write H.R. 218 to only cover active, not retired cops?

3/23/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous gfy said...

himing and hawing about the financial crisis that the Democrats created

plenty of blame for everybody. to think otherwise is just pure stupidity

3/23/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BHO is a sleeper.

3/23/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:21am 3/23/09. Get your head out of your ass and look it up. By exec order, he took away the right for Pilots to be armed on their aircraft. Rumor is that he is going to take away retired police right to carry and off duty out of state carry as well.

3/23/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I absolutely love your opinions on most things I find here but this is the type of right wing scare tactics that makes me question where you left your brain. You're right, democrats suck as much as the other side, but seriously! admit it, this post is a bit of a stretch......

3/23/2009 12:21:00 AM"


Your comment is more than a bit of a stretch, it's a bit of bending over and dropping your pants.

3/23/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its hard to tell if this was an attempt to screw with the armed pilot program or not. if it was, it does not seem to have been done very well.

The TSA has never liked the program so they saddled it with all kinds of stupid rules.

3/23/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 6:59. The first thing a government does to gain more control is take away some rights, like the 2nd amendment. They state that we don't need to protect ourselves, the government will protect us. Then they control the media. Saying that most things printed are lies. When the papers go away, who will question those same politicians who took away our rights to the second amendment? And the fourth? And the fifth? And the first? And so on and so on....

3/23/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the line everyone was saying after 11 Sep 01?
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!!!
I know I didn't but most Americans did, its just sad that this supposed leader of ours did. What a country.

3/23/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Califate Barack Obama Bin-Laden says----

As I said during the election, jihad means "struggle within".

First, as you can see, I am bankrupting America. Second, I am disarming America. All done quietly. It is the will of Allah.

Change you are being forced to believe in.

3/23/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea...how about letting law abiding citizens be armed, so we can fight back against the savages on the ground!!

3/23/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the NRA-ILA News letter:

Military Surplus Cartridge Case

Issue Resolved:
This week, the Department of Defense (DoD) informed NRA-ILA that fired military small arms cartridge cases are once again eligible for sale, following a temporary suspension in such sales instituted last week. NRA-ILA began discussions with DoD shortly after the suspension took effect, and we were assured from the beginning that efforts were underway to resolve the issue favorably.

3/23/2009 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous PBOh my God said...

Time to hit the friendly skies people. It's never been safer to fly. No terrorists would try that again, too risky.

Oh, and that goes for our schools, malls, stadiums, public venues of all types. America has never been safer...with BHO at the helm. So live your lives freely. That is, freely of your Constitutional rights. Inshah alah!

3/23/2009 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY


In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,
about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
and exterminated.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1938, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13
million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up
and exterminated.
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In 1935, China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.
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In 1964, Guatemala established gun control. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000
Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.
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In 1970, Uganda established gun control. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000
Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1956, Cambodia established gun control. From 1975 to 1977, one million
educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.
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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because
of gun control: 56 million.

3/24/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can they fly a plane without arms??? I don't understand.

3/25/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How can they fly a plane without arms??? I don't understand.

3/25/2009 11:44:00 AM"


Everybody thinks they're a fucking comedian.

3/25/2009 07:20:00 PM  

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