Pilots want administration to speed weapons training
August 26, 2003
(Washington-AP) -- Airline pilots are accusing the federal government of dragging its feet when it comes to arming them in the cockpit. The pilots are stepping up a campaign to push the Bush administration to train more commercial pilots to carry guns.
Fewer than 200 pilots have been authorized to carry weapons since November, when Congress ordered the government to start a program for pilots who want to be armed when they fly.