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MichaelWomeldurf

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Carrying you firearm traveling.
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:30:14 PM »
What are the legal requirements to carry a pistol by flying? Not by carrying it on your person but in your luggage?
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Carrying you firearm traveling.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 02:45:56 PM »
Thank you for your question.

Any firearms, including rifles, pistols or shotguns, must be checked with the TSA so that they can be tagged. Each firearm must be unloaded and in a hard, locked container. The TSA will tag it, and it must be turned over to the airline with which you are flying.

At the end of your flight, the firearm then has to be rechecked by the TSA to make sure that it hasn't been tampered with or taken out of its case. Airlines may have other requirements, and those can be found on the websites of the airline with which you are flying.

One very important fact - never, ever have ammunition and firearms in the same container. If you are choosing to take ammunition, it must be in it's original box and also in a locked container.

Hope that helps.
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mark996

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Re: Carrying you firearm traveling.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 07:08:07 AM »
I wanted to add, not to diminish anyone's intelligence or common sense, but don't go to the airport carrying your pistol on your hip, then whip it out to put it in its box.  As much fun as it was for us to watch a guy get tackled and held at gun point, I'm sure he wasn't allowed on the flight.
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