Dangerous Cargo

Just as flyers are getting used to the idea that pilots can carry guns in the cockpit, some security experts and pilots are raising a new concern: What about guns not in the cockpit? The Transportation Security Administration demands that when pilots are passengers, their guns be placed in a lockbox and checked into the cargo hold--fully loaded. This flies in the face of the usual law-enforcement practice of not separating man and gun--as well as a 22-year-old aviation-safety regulation that requires all weapons to be unloaded when put into the baggage compartment. Some baggage handlers are reportedly refusing to touch...

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