All Pilots Should Be Armed

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Editor:

Several years ago one highjacker was overcome by the pilot of an airliner as they landed in Japan.

The pilot threw the man on the runway, and he was killed.

That pilot lived in Scottsdale. Once he had trouble bloodied meat thrown in his swimming pool.

A group of retired FBI agents who have started a security and investigation group contacted me and hired me to have off-duty deputies guard the pilot's home for a few weeks. Nothing else happened. But the pilot asked for information on a side arm and how to use it.

He carried the weapon later and nothing happened. This was against company rules, but he said it was his life and passengers. I think all pilots should be armed.

Tom Bartlett

Payson

Retired Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

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