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Archie Bunker on Gun Control and Sky Jackers

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Archie Bunker explains how to deal with Sky Jackers the old fashioned way, by leveling the playing field.

The talk of gun control might seem like a hot topic relevant to current events, but it’s nothing new. Archie Bunker, a comical conservative character and star of a popular television show from the 1970s, “All in the Family” often spoke of this hot topic in parody. The Georgia Gun Owners Facebook Page dug up one particular episode of the classic where the character from the borough of Queens in New York City explains how he would deal with the problem of “sky jackers.”

“If it was up to me, I could end the sky jacking tomorrow. All you got to do, is arm all your passengers.”

That episode aired nearly 40 years ago, when you could still smoke a cigarette on an airline. That was banned in the early 1990s. Guns on the other hand were banned from commercial flights in the early 1970s following a series of hijackings from flights to Cuba that prompted security measures such as the first metal detectors installed at airports.

This is roughly the same era that the first few seasons of All in the Family aired on television.

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Archie Bunker on Gun Control and Sky Jackers