Friday, January 31, 2003
CNSNews.com:Armed Pilots: TSA 'Dragging its Feet' Implementing Law
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The coalition that orchestrated two legislative victories to ensure that commercial airline pilots may carry handguns to defend their cockpits said Thursday that the federal agency charged with implementing the law is still resisting its orders from Congress.
"We've been involved in meetings for the last several weeks and, specifically, the last two days with TSA [the Transportation Security Administration] and there is, we fear, some foot-dragging that's going on," Capt. Tracy Price, chairman of the Airline Pilots Security Alliance, told attendees at the 2003 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.
"We think that they are attempting to resurrect the idea of a limited test program instead of what Congress passed," Price continued, "which is a large program to arm large numbers of pilots."...