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The TSA's page on flying with guns is here:

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/100804tsaeducation.htm

Posted by SayUncle at October 10, 2005 06:30 AM

I put my handloads in the plastic ammo cases and had no problems. Also I have used metal ammo cans with hundreds of "loose" rounds in it without problems. They sometimes inspect the ammo boxes but I haven't had a problem when they did that.

The requirement for ammo being in a separate bag from the gun varies by airline. Airlines are free to make up their own rules including not allowing you to carry a firearm at all.

Posted by Joe Huffman at October 11, 2005 06:46 AM

I flew this past weekend. In the process I tried to return home with a single .50BMG round a friend had given me. It was a gift as it was head stamped Lake City 1943; the year my dad went into the Marines. Of course it was not in its original packaging. I had it imbedded in a coat. I appropriately declared it.

I did try to explain the nature of the original packaging - the metal ammo box. They said that would have been fine. But putting it in bubble wrap would not be acceptable. The TSA guy appologized and said it was an airline call. It was confiscated. I expect to see a picture of the same round as an example of what people try to smuggle on the airlines soon.

If anyone has the inclination, try to fly American with a full ammo can of .50BMG, I was told it would be fine. Right.

Posted by GLN Admin at October 11, 2005 10:20 AM

Should have just wound a lanyard around that .50 cal.

TSA is what Bush gave us instead of sealing the border. Better to go through grannys underwear, put babes-in-arms on the No-fly list, and build a HUGE bureacracy instead of actually keeping 500,000 folks a year from walking over the border.

Posted by Robert at October 11, 2005 07:39 PM
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