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HR 4635 - Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to start a program that deputizes airline pilots as federal law enforcement officers and allows them to carry firearms on airlines to defend aircraft decks from acts of violence.

Highlights:

  • Provides pilots with the same training and supervision that federal air marshals currently receive.
  • Grants airlines and pilots limited liability if injury damages or death should occur on the aircraft during a terrorist attack.
  • Offers two-year self-defense program to all flight attendants.

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