I do not know what nincompoop came up with this idea, but it makes about as much sense to me as a screendoor on a submarine. Here's some advice TSA......If you are going to institute a new policy (guns in cockpits) concerning something you know nothing about (gun safety).......Take a look around you and see what has worked for years for other people. Do you see police officers using this holster and policy? Do you see soldiers using it? Shooting competitors? Do you see anyone using it? You do not need to reinvent the wheel guys. Just do what works for others. Your better idea.......Ain't!
Of course you might want to glue feathers all over your aircraft. After all, birds use less gas, so you can probably save a lot of money........I know! How about Llamas as stewardesses! Caterpillar tracks instead of landing gear! Now there's an idea!
"The design of the holsters that armed commercial pilots use to stow their weapons increases the likelihood of accidental discharge, the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security has concluded.More.
The investigators recommended that the Transportation Security Administration discontinue the use of the locking holster and consider other ways for armed pilots known as Federal Flight Deck Officers to secure their weapons.
"We examined the holster and observed that its design renders the weapon vulnerable to accidental discharges if improperly handled," the Office of Inspector General said as part of a broader report that it submits to Congress twice a year."
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