Pilots Assail Slow Pace Of Weapons Training

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http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2003/08/07-guns.htm Fewer than 100 pilots were certified to carry guns on commercial flights in the eight months after Congress approved the idea, the Associated Press reports. Pilots blame the slow pace on the Transportation Security Administration. Pilots say that with hiring halted in the air marshal program and the government warning al-Qaeda may try more suicide hijackings, it's more important than ever to get weapons in the cockpit. "We should cover a vast . . .

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