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Pilots and Officials in Europe Balk at Push for Guns on Jets

Pilots unions and some transportation officials across Europe are balking at the Department of Homeland Security’s demand that flights into the United States carry armed sky marshals, refusing to let guns on planes in some cases or to fly aboard flights needing sky marshals. Government authorities in Denmark, Sweden and Portugal have said in recent days that they will not let armed guards on planes at this time, though they may change their minds in the future. Some pilots unions, meanwhile, have condemned the order, saying it should never have been issued without agreement from other aviation authorities. Full Story

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