One major question when traveling is: Can you check and transport a gun at an airport?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), says yes. However, it must be unloaded and in a locked, hard-sided container.
Obviously guns are prohibited from carry-on baggage. This doesn’t keep people from trying though.
Last week, the TSA found over fifty guns in carry-on bags. Surprisingly, 42 of them were even loaded! Do people not think??
So, don’t get caught with your pants down. Here are 5 things you should know when traveling with your gun:
First, you must declare the firearm to the airline when checking your bag. The container, according to TSA, must be securely locked. You must declare the firearm orally each time you present it for transport.
2. WHAT ABOUT AMMUNITION?
When checking firearms, you must unload them. Ammunition can be transported in checked baggage. Magazines, ammunition clips, bolts and firing pins must be securely boxed or in a hard-sided case with the firearm. Small arms ammunition can be carried inside the hard-sided case. Airlines, according to Beretta, allow up to 11 pounds of ammunition.
3. DOES FEDERAL LAW PROTECT AIRLINE TRAVELERS WITH FIREARMS…
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