Friday, March 20, 2009

Pilots Ask For Your Help Keeping Airplanes Safe

From Buckeye Firearms --


Contact your representatives in Washington TODAY!

The Washington Times published an editorial on Tuesday (see link below) that criticized the TSA and the Administration for mismanagement and planning to shut-down of the FFDO program. FFDOA is working with legislators who are looking into the allegations that have been made with respect to inappropriate use of the FFDO budget, and unfair Administrative Actions taken against FFDO's. In the case cited in the editorial, FFDOA is aggressively defending the FFDO.

Please, contact your Senators and Representatives RIGHT NOW! Ask for the staff person that handles aviation security matters and respectfully ask them why the Administration is not supporting our nation's most effective and cost efficient defenses against 9/11-style hijackings. Remind them that:

  • FFDOs are a low cost, highly effective deterrent and defense against the potential use of our nation's airliners as weapons of mass destruction. The administration should be looking for ways to expand this highly effective but low cost program.

  • Airline pilots were armed for many decades prior to 1987 and in the 1960's, pilots were required to carry guns when flying US Mail. It was the disarming of airline pilots in 1987 that made the 9/11/01 attacks on our country possible.

  • Airline pilots who fly 35,000 safe flights per day and every FFDO had to first be an airline pilot. Airline pilots are among the most carefully selected and continuously evaluated group of professionals in our country.

  • FFDOs protected over 1 million flights last year.
Contacting your U.S. Senators and Congressmen is easy. Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and ask for your Senators (both) and Representative. If you know your zip code, the Capitol Switchboard can connect you to your elected representatives!

If you would prefer, you can also send an email to your Senators and Congressmen. Locate your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Congressperson at or Include the link ( to the March 17th Washington Times editorial for their reference, and politely ask them what is going on with the FFDO program.

You have tremendous influence over your elected representatives - phone calls and emails from constituents have a huge impact. Please, make the call RIGHT NOW and fire off the emails. With your support we can and will bring positive change to the FFDO program!

Contact information for Ohio Residents:

Senator Sherrod Brown (D) 202-224-2315

Senator George Voinovich (R) 202-224-3353


District 1 Steve Driehaus (D) 202-225-2216
District 2 Jean Schmidt (R) 202-225-3164
District 3 Michael Turner (R) 202-225-6465
District 4 Jim Jordan (R) 202-225-2676
District 5 Bob Latta (R) 202-225-6405
District 6 Charles Wilson (D) 202-225-5705
District 7 Steve Austria (R) 202-225-4324
District 8 John Boehner (R) 202-225-6205
District 9 Marcy Kaptur (D) 202-225-4146
District 10 Dennis Kucinich (D) 202-225-5871
District 11 Marcia Fudge (D) 202-225-7032
District 12 Patrick Jiberi (R) 202-225-5355
District 13 Betty Sutton (D) 202-225-3401
District 14 Steven LaTourette (R)202-225-5731
District 15 Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 202-225-2015
District 16 John Boccieri (D) 202-225-3876
District 17 Tim Ryan (D) 202-225-5261
District 18 Zachary Space (D) 202-225-6265

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