Congressman John J. Duncan (GOOP TN) has called for the elimination of air marshalls, which he believes to be a “needless, useless” agency. Mr. Duncan says we can save $860 million a year if we get rid of air marshalls.
Air marshalls have made only 4 arrests a year since the service was beefed up in 2001, so maybe this Gooper has a point that is not just on the top of his head. I have long maintained that if Americans were allowed to carry handguns on aircraft, there would be no real danger of terrorists taking over an American plane. One false move by Masood and two dozen glocks and a Saturday Night Special are suddenly in action.
As Bob Marley’s cook once said, “Blow you face off.”