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  • David Terry
    Forewarded message from David Terry ... From: Guy McLendon To: LP-HCLP (E-mail) ; Dfc_Talk (E-mail)
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2004
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      From: "Guy McLendon" <guy@...>
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      Subject: [DFC] FW: 30,000 feet


      >
      > Please use the link below to Tom Delay's website
      >
      > E-mail form: http://www.majorityleader.gov/CONTACT.ASP?a=form
      >
      > And ... send this message:
      >
      > "Please support the Wilson-Goode-Paul amendment to H.R. 10 and see that
      the
      > Rules Committee accepts it."
      >
      > It'd be even better if you could call or fax his office ... as noted in
      > message below.
      >
      > Guy McLendon
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: The Liberty Committee [mailto:kentsnyder@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 4:12 PM
      > To: guy@...
      > Subject: 30,000 feet
      >
      >
      > October 5, 2004
      >
      >
      > You're sitting in seat 22A of a Boeing 737 traveling 530 mph at 30,000
      feet.
      > The flight attendants complete their beverage service and the in-flight
      > movie begins. At that moment, six terrorists leave their seats in
      > unison....
      >
      > God forbid this happens to you or your loved ones. But if it does, would
      > you want the flight crew to have firearms to stop the terrorists or wait
      for
      > an F-16 carrying six AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles to be ordered to
      > shoot that commercial airliner out of the sky? Forget about an air
      marshal
      > being on board -- latest reports show that only around 5% of the 28,000
      > daily commercial flights in the U.S. have an air marshal.
      >
      > Since 9/11, politicians and government bureaucrats say they are doing
      > everything they can to keep terrorists off airliners. But what happens
      > today if terrorists get on board a commercial flight? Chances are
      extremely
      > high there won't be an air marshal on board. Hope the cockpit door holds?
      > At best the new cockpit door will provide only an obstacle to terrorists
      > because "Boeing has stated that constructing an impenetrable cockpit door
      is
      > not possible." (Airline Pilots Security Alliance)
      >
      > You might know Congress has already passed legislation authorizing armed
      > pilots. Unfortunately for the flying public, the Transportation Safety
      > Administration (TSA) has deliberately dragged its feet on implementing the
      > program. On April 1, 2004, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina)
      > stated, "Two years ago, Congress sent a clear message by a vote of 310-113
      > to arm America's pilots. Since that time, less than 1% of the 40,000
      pilots
      > that signed up to participate have been trained. That is absolutely
      > unacceptable...."
      >
      > Congress already voted to arm commercial pilots to provide a last line of
      > defense against onboard terrorists. But the Transportation Safety
      > Administration would rather use an F-16 armed with Sidewinder missiles to
      > shoot down a hijacked airliner!
      >
      > Congressmen Joe Wilson, Virgil Goode and Ron Paul want commercial airline
      > pilots to be armed as quickly as possible and want the Transportation
      Safety
      > Administration to stop dragging its feet. Therefore tonight, they will
      > submit an amendment to "H.R. 10 - The 9/11 Recommendations Implementation
      > Act" to the House Rules Committee.
      >
      > Here's our immediate problem: The House Rules Committee will only allow a
      > small number of amendments to H.R. 10 and we want the Wilson-Goode-Paul
      > amendment to be one of them. We must get the Rules Committee to accept
      the
      > Wilson-Goode-Paul amendment in order for the amendment to be scheduled for
      a
      > vote by the entire House. The committee will make its decision within the
      > 24 to 48 hours so we have little time.
      >
      > Please call, fax or email House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to urge him to
      > have the House Rules Committee accept the Wilson-Goode-Paul amendment. We
      > must get the Rules Committee to accept the amendment in order for it to be
      > voted on by the full House. The House will debate and vote on approved
      > amendments as well as the entire H.R. 10 by this Friday or Saturday.
      >
      > Please contact Majority Leader Delay today. Urge him to support the
      > Wilson-Goode-Paul amendment to H.R. 10 and see that the Rules Committee
      > accepts it, because you support arming commercial pilots instead of
      waiting
      > for an F-16.
      >
      > Majority Leader Tom DeLay
      > Tel: 202-225-4000
      > Fax: 202-225-5117
      > E-mail form: http://www.majorityleader.gov/CONTACT.ASP?a=form
      >
      > Kent Snyder
      > The Liberty Committee
      > http://www.thelibertycommittee.org
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