Feds Award More Funds for Training Armed Pilots

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http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ARMING_PILOTS?SITE=MABOC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT The federal government is making available $8 million to continue firearms training for commercial pilots who want to carry guns in the cockpit. The Associated Press says that Fred Bates, an American Airlines pilot who helped lead the fight in Congress to arm pilots, reports being bombarded with calls and e-mails from colleagues who want to be trained. "Hundreds are going to sign up for this thing . . .

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