Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants all American pilots to be armed.

“I’m concerned about what is the most cost-effective way of preventing another 9/11,” he said.

The Kentucky senator said pilots come up to him all the time and tell him it’s too hard to get and keep a permit to allow them to carry guns.

“So I have a bill to streamline this, and the goal of my bill is to have 100 percent of American pilots armed because […] it’s the most cost-effective way of deterring another attack on our planes.”

In response to the Fort Hood shooting, Paul is also planning to advocate for soldiers to be allowed to have weapons on military bases.

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