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Pilots, Airlines, and Rights

Reason has an article about why the bill to arm pilots still wasn't quite right. This highlights why pro-gun isn't necessarily pro-rights. Here's an excerpt:

The bill supported by Boxer and Smith, which the Senate recently passed by an 87-to-6 vote, would not simply permit airlines to arm their pilots. It would force them to do so. Likewise the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act approved by the House in July, which says airlines have to let pilots bring guns to work.