Measure Passed to Arm Pilots With Guns

By: 23 Newroom
By: 23 Newroom

The House Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a measure calling for airline pilots to be armed in the cockpit.

Despite white house opposition, the legislation was approved with a vote of 310-113. Passage in the Senate is less certain.

As part of the anti-terror bill, some 70,000 airline pilots would be allowed to bear arms after undergoing extensive training.

The issue of armed pilots came about as a direct result of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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