Air Marshals

Recently CNN ran an article called Air marshals missing from almost all flights.

In it they have stated that:

Of the 28,000 commercial airline flights that take to the skies on an average day in the United States, fewer than 1 percent are protected by on-board, armed federal air marshals, a nationwide CNN investigation has found.


Honestly, do we really think that our airport security has gotten that much better after 911. Its all show. It really is. They may catch some of the goofy stuff, but I’m willing to bet that if you wanted to you could get a weapon of some sort on board and attempt to take a plane.

Notice I said attempt.

We’re living in a day and age where we know what can happen when a plane is hijacked. Its not good. And no one, at least in the USA, will go out that way again.

At least, not without a fight.

And that’s exactly what will happen the next time someone tries to take a plane. Its going to be a street fight at 35,000 feet. Men, women, kids, grandparents, I don’t care who you are, you’re going to stand and fight. I’ve thought about it and I’m sure you have to. I know that if something goes down on my flight, I’m 6’1, 195 pounds of bad intentions coming after you down the aisle.

So does it really matter if we have any air marshals on the flights?

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