Just some random thoughts about this topic.
Shooting bullet holes thru the fuselage of a commercial airliner will not cause a massive airframe failure like one sees in the movies. Airliners have Pressure Compensating Valves installed to regulate cabin pressures and those valves are usually open during most of the flight.
There are many non lethal ammunition choices available, from rubber bullets to bullets that disintegrate upon contact with solid surfaces.
However if the only weapon aboard not in possession of the bad guys, has regular ammunition in the magazine then I say shoot. Better a few wounded innocent passengers than a plane load of dead passengers. Of course I would not want to be one of the wounded but given the choice.....I'd throw expatriate or bunnyslayer under the bus to kill a bad guy and save a plane load of people. Sorry guys. Just a sacrifice I'd have to make.
We can't win when we are the only ones that have rules we have to follow.
We are now seeing the results of the programing of our children by Government run school systems. They are taught that only Government has an answer, only Government can take care of you, only Government can provide you with security and make you safe. Those of us in my generation know that is bunk and you are responsible for your own safety and of those around you as they are of you. Only by working together can we achieve safety and success but that has been misconstrued by the Government into meaning that it is Government that is the "We".
Expatriate is correct, the world is a harsh and can be a brutal place and we must be prepared to "out brutal" our enemies
We did not become a country by running our mouths, talking it out no matter what the offense. We became a country by not being politically correct and calling the enemy what they were and being on the side of right and good and standing up for those principles, drawing a line in the sand and not letting tyranny and oppression cross and not backing down or drawing another line after a "stern warning".
"if God be with us then who could be against us?"