Should Pilots Carry Guns? Argumentative Essay by Kylie

Should Pilots Carry Guns?
Reviews the pros and cons of airline pilots carrying guns in the cockpit in the event of a terrorist situation.
# 9528 | 729 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper gives both sides to the argument about pilots carrying guns in the cockpits. The writer discusses how while, on the one hand, the pilots would be able to protect themselves and their passengers if they carried guns, on the other hand, there are those pilots that have never had gun training and do not care to handle guns. When they became pilots they did not take into consideration that they might have to become 'soldiers of the air' as well.

From the Paper:

"The Airline Pilot's Association, which is the largest pilot's union, requested support from its members in helping to pass the bill that would allow guns in the cockpit. Many pilots feel that if the pilots are trained in the use of firearms and feel comfortable with using a gun, there is no reason why they should not be allowed to have a gun onboard."

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Should Pilots Carry Guns? (2003, January 31) Retrieved December 07, 2023, from

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"Should Pilots Carry Guns?" 31 January 2003. Web. 07 December. 2023. <>