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Old 11-15-2001, 03:44 PM   #1
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United Airlines Putting Stun Guns in Cockpits

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it will become the first major U.S. airline to put Taser weapons, or stun guns, in every cockpit of its 500 planes, to help pilots fend off hijackers without damaging their airplane.

Tasers fire an electrical charge that instantly incapacitates an attacker for about 15 minutes. They are not lethal and would not blow a hole in an airplane's fuselage like a gun might, but they can cause burns.
And my mp3 player supposedly causes interferance. Right.
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United Airlines Putting Stun Guns in Cockpits

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it will become the first major U.S. airline to put Taser weapons, or stun guns, in every cockpit of its 500 planes, to help pilots fend off hijackers without damaging their airplane.

Tasers fire an electrical charge that instantly incapacitates an attacker for about 15 minutes. They are not lethal and would not blow a hole in an airplane's fuselage like a gun might, but they can cause burns.
And my mp3 player supposedly causes interferance. Right.
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