Sources: U.S. District Court for D.C. via Wired, Wired
quote: Then there are pilots and stewardesses with armed guns that any well trained militant could potentially disarm? Even without that, if not screening someone will get weapons on the damn planes and turn it into a giant 600mph cruise missile ala 9/11.
quote: If the terrorists know the flight crew has weapons, then they will hatch a plot to disarm them.
quote: You also have to randomly inspect old ladies and babies to make sure the nutjubs arent using old ladies and babies to smuggle in weapons.
quote: Even if the guy had a gun, you can only shoot so many people before you're overwhelmed.
quote: They only need too shoot down one person, and all the rest will stay quiet.
quote: Take for instance bank robberies: how many have you heard of that the average person in line fought back, disarmed the criminals and took care of the situation?