Cabin crew on Korean Air flights use stun guns to pacify passengers, according to an investigation by the BBC. Allowing flight attendants to use weapons on planes is troubling for various reasons – It could be easy to snatch the weapon. Also, if someone must be responsible for electrocuting flyers, surely it should be a licensed law-enforcement officer? Although even the Police can get it wrong as what happened a couple of days ago in Bristol, when an officer tasered one of their own race-relations advisors in the face after mistaking him for a wanted man. Officers with easy access to a weapon, will not always fire it as a last resort, sometimes even at the first sign of trouble.
So could you trust a flight attendant with such a dangerous weapon on a crowded flight?