Hummm... I have to admit Koopas hit a point with his topic about f/as and weapons. The point he wanted you to debate is f/a's and passengers security on board during hijacking and not to transform the plane in a shooting-range. Try not to be as sacarstic as you were (even if I can understand your reaction), it was just an idea he had and I do not only find good ideas and topics on the forum.
It could be interesting to develop it : how could it be possible to insure the security on board.
Of course, I disagree totally with the idea of having real guns/bullets on the plane ; basic rules of security would clearly be broken. I was reading the answers on Koopa's topic and thought one moment at guns with plastic or gummy bullets so no risk of injuring other people or ED.
Then, I thought at a teargas spray that could be used to calm down very agressiv people (my wife had his nose broken by a drunked passenger who was caught for the second time smoking in the toilets a year ago on a LAX-PPT and only the intervention of MPs travelling on board could clear the situation ; Other f/as and techn. crew couldn't calm the guy, tried to knocked him out but he was really too strong!) Would they have had teargas, I'm sure it would have helped. Just remember our topic "Air rage" a few days ago...
To finish, I think that when a plane is hijacked, the best way to stay alive is to remain quiet and cooperate with the hijackers, easy to say I know...
(By the way, what is the sqawk for an hijacking? I only know 7700 for distress).
Any other thoughts?