Post 9/11 Safety Measures May Include Pilots with Guns

Would an armed flight crew have thwarted the 9-11 hijackers? Many pilots, including the world’s largest pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, believe it would have. Chris Matthews, host of  MSNBC’s Hardball, had Baum Hedlund aviation attorney and former airline captain, John Greaves, on his show to discuss ALPA’s position about guns in the cockpit.  John Greaves shared his thoughts about the pilots union’s request to Congress to carry firearms in the cockpit and also about the role of air marshals.

Air Date: 9-25-2001
Incident Date: 9-11-01