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(AZCentral)   More people than ever bringing guns to the airport, including one dude with four loaded guns in his armory. The list of airports with the most guns is what you'd expect. TX, TX, TX, TX, AZ, TX, ATL, FL, CO, and...wtf Seattle?   (azcentral.com) divider line 84
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2013-07-02 05:13:43 PM
I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'
 
2013-07-02 05:24:58 PM
also they're close to Idaho, which has it's share of concentrated crazy.
 
2013-07-02 05:36:48 PM
I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset
 
2013-07-02 05:47:41 PM
When is the last time someone was shot at an airport?
 
2013-07-02 06:17:48 PM
TX is an airport?
 
2013-07-02 06:22:36 PM
Did you not read Reamde? There are some gun-toting motherf*ckers up in the Pacific Northwest.
 
2013-07-02 06:31:11 PM
We pack some serious heat up here.  I've recently had to step up to a PaK 40 just to keep the hipsters at bay.
 
2013-07-02 06:35:38 PM

R.A.Danny: When is the last time someone was shot at an airport?


Earlier this year, I think
 
2013-07-02 07:10:24 PM

TheCheese: I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'


This is wise, but bring heavy iron. A 9mm just annoys bears.
 
2013-07-02 07:25:43 PM

TheCheese: I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'


This and the Rural Northwest is a very strange place.
 
2013-07-02 07:29:34 PM

netizencain: TX is an airport?


Nobody likes a pedant.
 
2013-07-02 08:03:50 PM
Maybe 1/50 actually forgets.  The rest are arrogant assholes who think they're special or smarter then everyone at the TSA.  I know these types; they'll carry concealed even if they don't have a permit in the state they're in.
 
2013-07-02 08:04:20 PM
And Juan Williams from Fox News is worried about Muslims in airplanes. He needs to worry more about his fellow Americans trying to turn the planes into the OK Corral.
 
2013-07-02 08:05:10 PM
Picking up someone at the airport? Go armed to the parking lot, then disarm before going into the building so as to be in compliance with the law.

Flying? Unload your firearm and store ammo separately from your pistol, both in locked containers, declare them to the airline, and check them in your luggage. A metal suitcase with in-built security structure to attach the locked containers to a plus.

Or, alternatively, just overnight fedex them to your destination addressed to yourself, provided they're legal where you're going. Less chance of theft, and much easier than dealing with checking firearms through.
 
2013-07-02 08:05:40 PM

Nezorf: TheCheese: I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'

This and the Rural Northwest is a very strange place.


Indeed. Just spent a long weekend at my sister's place in Mason County, WA. A fine mixture of retired military, commuting rural liberal dwellers, and authentic rednecks. Of course the road signs are all shot up. And you best belief we shoot out back.
 
2013-07-02 08:06:36 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Maybe 1/50 actually forgets. The rest are arrogant assholes who think they're special or smarter then everyone at the TSA. I know these types; they'll carry concealed even if they don't have a permit in the state they're in.


I've been some places where my choices were break the law and carry concealed, or run a very real risk of getting shot. I won't name names or make admissions, but I do not fault anyone at all who choose to carry a weapon even if it's illegal compared to the chance of needing it and not having it.
 
2013-07-02 08:13:19 PM

Bravo Two: 've been some places where my choices were break the law and carry concealed, or run a very real risk of getting shot. I won't name names or make admissions, but I do not fault anyone at all who choose to carry a weapon even if it's illegal compared to the chance of needing it and not having it.


If you feel you're an area that if you didn't have a gun you'd be shot, you're a farking idiot to go there or a drama queen cry baby pussy liar.

Morons like you and them are what makes things more difficult for non-derp owners.
 
2013-07-02 08:13:57 PM

Bravo Two: Picking up someone at the airport? Go armed to the parking lot, then disarm before going into the building so as to be in compliance with the law.


While state laws vary, federal law only prohibits the carrying of a loaded firearm in secured areas of airports; no federal law restricts the carrying of loaded firearms in areas accessible without passing through a security checkpoint.
 
2013-07-02 08:16:30 PM

revrendjim: TheCheese: I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'

This is wise, but bring heavy iron. A 9mm just annoys bears.


Hunter: "Oh crap, bear!" *bam-bam-bam*
Kodiak: "Ow. Well, damn, man. I wasn't gonna maul you before, but the guys are watching, I kinda have to now."
 
2013-07-02 08:17:08 PM
FTFA: Whitehead acknowledged that it seems "counterintuitive" for a blind man to have a gun but said he keeps a loaded gun handy for protection from intruders. In such a situation, he said, he would call out a warning that he had a gun and spray bullets in the direction of the noise if the intruder didn't leave.

"I have five shots, and if I fan it out I'm going to hit you," said Whitehead, a National Rifle Association member who owns five guns.

A literal spray and pray. ugh,
And he was packing in the airport.
 
2013-07-02 08:17:46 PM
This is an open carry state.
 
2013-07-02 08:19:35 PM
My fave paragraph FTFA............
"Raymond Whitehead, 53, of Santa Fe, N.M., who was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey in May after screeners spotted 10 hollow-point bullets in his carry-on bag. Whitehead, who is completely blind, also had a .38 caliber Charter Arms revolver in his checked bag that he had failed to declare."

umm...ok

I guess if Hans Solo can get a good shot off at the Sarlacc, then any blind person should be able to swing a gun with hollow points.


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2013-07-02 08:20:32 PM
(oops....Witty_Retort beat me to it.)
 
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2013-07-02 08:20:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset


© I understand, and its very simple
 
2013-07-02 08:24:12 PM
Flying with a gun case is a good way to fly with valuables you have to check.  You can buy a starter pistol at a sporting goods store for very cheap and put it in the case.  These are required to be declared as firearms.  You can't use "TSA locks" on firearms cases - you have to use a real, durable lock.  And they search the bag in your presence prior to locking it.
 
2013-07-02 08:32:03 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Bravo Two: 've been some places where my choices were break the law and carry concealed, or run a very real risk of getting shot. I won't name names or make admissions, but I do not fault anyone at all who choose to carry a weapon even if it's illegal compared to the chance of needing it and not having it.

If you feel you're an area that if you didn't have a gun you'd be shot, you're a farking idiot to go there or a drama queen cry baby pussy liar.

Morons like you and them are what makes things more difficult for non-derp owners.


On going there -- when one is forced to go there for work-related or unavoidable reasons, there's not much choice.  Is there a reason that this garners insults, that at some point people are forced to go to areas where you have a good chance of being shot?

Case in point. I was required to do a new system setup for a local youth organization that was opening a facility in the roughest neighborhood in town, one where shootings and stabbings are fairly common, and in general, one doesn't go if one is white.

I had no choice, so I went. Thankfully, this is in a state where being armed there was no problem and perfectly legal, but the point remains.

As far as "making it harder"...how on earth could that possibly be true. Unless you're caught carrying a concealed firearm where it's illegal, or you're in possession of a firearm where it's banned (I.e., carrying a firearm in chicago), then the only person on earth that knows you have a gun is you. Unless you behave irresponsibly with it, it remains that way, and no harm is caused to anyone.

Or, are you one of those people that barely tolerates CCW in general, and looks on people who prefer to go armed when in unfamiliar territory, or forced to go to a bad area, as somehow casting a bad image on other gun owners simply because they chose to exercise their right to carry and if need be to act in common, ordinary self defense?
 
2013-07-02 08:32:14 PM
Seattle's further down the list than the headline implies.
 
2013-07-02 08:33:20 PM
I'm surprised at TX.  We really like our guns and hate to have them confiscated.
 
2013-07-02 08:35:41 PM
I can't count! lol time to go home.
 
2013-07-02 08:42:26 PM
Of course, there's also the possibility:
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THE farkING WHORE HID THE GUN IN MY CARRY ON!  SHE SAID SHE FORGAVE ME FOR CHEATING ON HER BUT SHE WAS LLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYIINNNNNGGGGG.   AHHHH AHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SJIh2WLOQA
 
2013-07-02 08:44:55 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset


Try to imagine that there are real people in real life that will really try and murder you if they ever see you.
Sometimes the mindset is walking around being afraid for your life.
 
2013-07-02 08:47:27 PM
Guess not everyone in Seattle is a Bike Riding, Espresso Drinking, Socialist.
 
2013-07-02 08:49:32 PM

Nezorf: TheCheese: I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'

This and the Rural Northwest is a very strange place.


^^

I stupidly took my cousin's 'scenic route' and drove pretty much all along the southern border of WA on my way to see family in Portland, and there were definitely some towns along the way that could give southern redneck towns a run for their money.
 
2013-07-02 08:50:40 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset

Try to imagine that there are real people in real life that will really try and murder you if they ever see you.
Sometimes the mindset is walking around being afraid for your life.


Or, it's a conflation of the purpose of being armed. I do not go armed because I fear I may be killed at any time. I choose to carry a gun for the same reason I choose to carry an extra $50 in my wallet, a pocket knife, or a multitool: Some day, I might actually need it.  It's of minor inconvenience to wear a firearm, and simply of no import that I have or don't have it unless I actually need to use it.

I may not always need an umbrella, but if I'm not otherwise protected from the rain, I'll keep one with me just in case. *shrugs*

I find it interesting that the immediate thought about someone carrying a firearm is that it must involve fear and paranoia of being killed, when no such reasoning was ever expressed?
 
2013-07-02 08:51:08 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset

Try to imagine that there are real people in real life that will really try and murder you if they ever see you.
Sometimes the mindset is walking around being afraid for your life.


but that's just it: I can't imagine being that afraid

/guess I haven't pissed anyone off that much yet
//yet
///the day ain't over
 
2013-07-02 08:53:20 PM

ladyfortuna: I stupidly took my cousin's 'scenic route' and drove pretty much all along the southern border of WA on my way to see family in Portland, and there were definitely some towns along the way that could give southern redneck towns a run for their money.


Tell me, why is it that "redneck towns" automatically garner a connotation of being undesirable or somehow bad?  Is there some unwritten rule that just because someone is rural and lives in a town that isn't built up with trendy shops and fast food, that they somehow are backwards, uneducated, or bad in some way?

I truly don't understand why people who desire to live a life away from urban areas suddenly makes them bad people.
 
2013-07-02 08:55:10 PM

Bravo Two: Ryker's Peninsula: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset

Try to imagine that there are real people in real life that will really try and murder you if they ever see you.
Sometimes the mindset is walking around being afraid for your life.

Or, it's a conflation of the purpose of being armed. I do not go armed because I fear I may be killed at any time. I choose to carry a gun for the same reason I choose to carry an extra $50 in my wallet, a pocket knife, or a multitool: Some day, I might actually need it.  It's of minor inconvenience to wear a firearm, and simply of no import that I have or don't have it unless I actually need to use it.

I may not always need an umbrella, but if I'm not otherwise protected from the rain, I'll keep one with me just in case. *shrugs*

I find it interesting that the immediate thought about someone carrying a firearm is that it must involve fear and paranoia of being killed, when no such reasoning was ever expressed?


In nearly 60 years of life, I have never once encountered a situation where a firearm would be useful, and I doubt more that a miniscule percentage of people ever will

/now, a fire extinguisher, on the other hand...
//to each their own; I just don't get it
 
2013-07-02 08:57:10 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ryker's Peninsula: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset

Try to imagine that there are real people in real life that will really try and murder you if they ever see you.
Sometimes the mindset is walking around being afraid for your life.

but that's just it: I can't imagine being that afraid

/guess I haven't pissed anyone off that much yet
//yet
///the day ain't over


Who says we're afraid? Who says it's of any more importance than clean underwear or a watch? It's a tool. Yes, a tool with a specific purpose, but if we all knew beforehand what would befall us, we'd never need spare tires, tools, medical kits, vaccinations, condoms, or any other prophylactic item.

I've been carrying for over a decade now, wearing a gun is such a habit anymore that I don't even really notice it, and just put it on when I'm getting dressed like underwear or socks. No more thought goes into it than that. During my day to day, other than cursing when it proves uncomfortable, I literally do not even think about it being there.
 
2013-07-02 08:57:51 PM

Bravo Two: Or, it's a conflation of the purpose of being armed. I do not go armed because I fear I may be killed at any time. I choose to carry a gun for the same reason I choose to carry an extra $50 in my wallet, a pocket knife, or a multitool: Some day, I might actually need it. It's of minor inconvenience to wear a firearm, and simply of no import that I have or don't have it unless I actually need to use it.


Wait, earlier you said it was because you would be shot and killed otherwise.  You had to carry a gun to save your life.  Now it's just a possible useful tool that you don't actually need?

You're what makes it harder to expand concealed carry and give the anti-gun people ammunition (hah!) to fight against gun owners.  You have no respect for the rule of law.  You break and law and still consider yourself a responsible and legal gun owner.  Well you're not.
 
2013-07-02 09:02:31 PM
I was flying out of Tallahassee, FL once when a couple of hunters showed up with their hunting rifles in their cases.

naturally a sheriff deputy approached them and asked them to immediately open the cases and told them "you'll have to check those"

in the process of doing so one of the hunters ejected a live round from his rifle while his friend just looked at him in such a dumbfounded manner that I think even the officer wanted to do a *face palm*

the man kind of just giggled and said "oops".

I use to fly a lot and have seen plenty of people bring guns into the airport to check them but that was definitely a first.

/sorta csb
 
2013-07-02 09:05:07 PM

Lumber Jack Off: I was flying out of Tallahassee, FL once when a couple of hunters showed up with their hunting rifles in their cases.

naturally a sheriff deputy approached them and asked them to immediately open the cases and told them "you'll have to check those"

in the process of doing so one of the hunters ejected a live round from his rifle while his friend just looked at him in such a dumbfounded manner that I think even the officer wanted to do a *face palm*

the man kind of just giggled and said "oops".

I use to fly a lot and have seen plenty of people bring guns into the airport to check them but that was definitely a first.

/sorta csb


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"Well Tallahassee sucks.  But the cops are kind of nice."
 
2013-07-02 09:07:32 PM

TheCheese: I would hazard a guess that SEA gets a bump with traffic to and from Alaska for hunting purposes. Lots of folks that go hunting with long-arms also take along a high-powered pistol as a 'bear piece.'




SOP at the Anchorage airport are any flights boarding from the downstairs area ( in state flights) don't go through metal detectors or any TSA nonsense. Whether or not there are handguns in the carry on luggage is something no one speaks about.

I myself carry a .44 out in the bush, but it is definitely as a "last resort". On the couple of occasions I have had a bear encounter I had plenty of time to reach for the 300 WinMag first. ( never had to shoot, bears have always lost interest so far )
 
2013-07-02 09:09:08 PM

Bravo Two: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ryker's Peninsula: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I wonder what it's like to go through life thinking you need to be armed at all times?

/I simply don't understand the mindset

Try to imagine that there are real people in real life that will really try and murder you if they ever see you.
Sometimes the mindset is walking around being afraid for your life.

but that's just it: I can't imagine being that afraid

/guess I haven't pissed anyone off that much yet
//yet
///the day ain't over

Who says we're afraid? Who says it's of any more importance than clean underwear or a watch? It's a tool. Yes, a tool with a specific purpose, but if we all knew beforehand what would befall us, we'd never need spare tires, tools, medical kits, vaccinations, condoms, or any other prophylactic item.

I've been carrying for over a decade now, wearing a gun is such a habit anymore that I don't even really notice it, and just put it on when I'm getting dressed like underwear or socks. No more thought goes into it than that. During my day to day, other than cursing when it proves uncomfortable, I literally do not even think about it being there.


As I said: to each their own

/I prioritize personal cargo differently, I guess
 
2013-07-02 09:15:25 PM
Representin like a boss!
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2013-07-02 09:16:18 PM

Bravo Two: Picking up someone at the airport? Go armed to the parking lot, then disarm before going into the building so as to be in compliance with the law.

Flying? Unload your firearm and store ammo separately from your pistol, both in locked containers, declare them to the airline, and check them in your luggage. A metal suitcase with in-built security structure to attach the locked containers to a plus.

Or, alternatively, just overnight fedex them to your destination addressed to yourself, provided they're legal where you're going. Less chance of theft, and much easier than dealing with checking firearms through.


Neither Fedex or UPS allow firearms in their systems.
 
2013-07-02 09:18:39 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Wait, earlier you said it was because you would be shot and killed otherwise. You had to carry a gun to save your life. Now it's just a possible useful tool that you don't actually need?


Did I indeed say that? Really? Can you show me where? I said:

I've been some places where my choices were break the law and carry concealed, or run a very real risk of getting shot. I won't name names or make admissions, but I do not fault anyone at all who choose to carry a weapon even if it's illegal compared to the chance of needing it and not having it.

"run a very real risk of getting shot."

Tell me, if you're in a part of town without another option, and that part of town has faced 6-7 shootings, a dozen stabbings, and a couple of rapes in the last week, then the chances of getting shot or otherwise harmed are statistically higher, based on trending data, than in the middle of an Iowa corn field, no?

And, if one has no other choice but to be there, and one knows the chances of violence based on the historical data for the area, then one faces the choice between having some protection and having none. Is this not also correct and logical?

You're what makes it harder to expand concealed carry and give the anti-gun people ammunition (hah!) to fight against gun owners. You have no respect for the rule of law. You break and law and still consider yourself a responsible and legal gun owner. Well you're not.

You're right. I have no respect for the rule of law, not when it concerns my health, safety, and well being, in very narrow circumstances.

Also, you're wrong. I am a responsible gun owner -- I take care to lock up my equipment, I use my equipment safely, and practice every option to prevent accidents, negligence, or the chance of having to use my firearm in any given situation where it might even enter into the equation.  I wear bright orange when hunting, I keep my hunting firearm unloaded until I reach my tree stand, and I follow every logical path to prevent accidents when traversing my tree stand's ladder, a fence, or other obstacle so as to prevent accidents.

I am also a lawful gun owner: All of my firearms are possessed, registered, and otherwise documented in accordance with Federal, State, and Local laws, and I am a person of clean legal history, and no legal impairments or disqualifications that would make my ownership of firearms illegal.

I simply have made a very clear, conscious choice that my safety and wellbeing, if I am forced to go somewhere where my chances of being harmed are greater than normal, to take every precaution to prevent that from happening.

If I'm riding a bike, I wear a helmet. If I'm driving a car, I wear my seat belt. If I'm around horses, I follow proper safety precautions with that. If I'm running a grinder, mower, or weed whacker, I wear hearing protection.  All reasonable precautions to protect my health and safety.

I further refuse to allow the extent of my options at reasonable precautions against self-harm to be defined by those with a political agenda.  Firearms carriage laws are the one case where the government actively prohibits tools that would otherwise prove useful in maintaining one's health and safety, and I find that onerous as well as peculiar.

But to each his own. If you wish to deride and treat me as some form of scum or filth because i have made this decision, feel free. Personally, I look at it as no different than someone who chooses to pirate software, movies, tv shows, or music; someone who chooses to ride a bike where it's not legally allowed, or any other of hundreds of crimes that people commit every day without thinking about it, or for justifications of their own.  And with that, I agree to disagree with your position as to what is and is not reasonable.
 
2013-07-02 09:21:33 PM

Another Government Employee: Neither Fedex or UPS allow firearms in their systems.


Incorrect.  Neither Fedex nor UPS prohibits firearms, however they have strict policies regarding them:

The firearm must be shipped from a Fedex/UPS location, and the package must be declared to contain a firearm.

I ship firearms via UPS and Fedex fairly frequently, both as an individual and as an employee at a local gun store.

From Fedex's website:

http://www.fedex.com/us/freight/rulestariff/prohibited_articles.html

FirearmsCarrier will transport and deliver firearms as defined by the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, between areas served in the U.S., but only between:Licensed importers; licensed manufacturers; licensed dealers; licensed collectors; law enforcement agencies of the U.S.or any department or agency thereof; and law enforcement agencies of any state or any department, agency or political subdivisions thereof; orWhere not prohibited by local, state and federal law, from individuals to licensed importers, licensed manufacturers or licensed dealers (and return of same).Carrier cannot ship or deliver firearms C.O.D.Upon presenting the goods for shipment, the person tendering the shipment to Carrier is required to notify Carrier that the shipment contains a firearm. The outside of the package(s) must not be marked, labeled or otherwise identify that the package(s) contains a firearm.The shipper and recipient must be of legal age as identified by applicable law.The shipper and recipient are required to comply with all applicable government regulations and laws, including those pertaining to labeling. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can provide assistance.Carrier will transport small-arms ammunition when packed and labeled in compliance with local, state and federal law, and the Hazardous Materials section of this Service Guide. Ammunition is an explosive and must be shipped separately as hazardous materials. You agree not to ship loaded firearms or firearms with ammunition in the same package.And, UPS:

http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/packaging/guidelines /f irearms.html 

Handguns, as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921, will be accepted for transportation only via UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®. (Note: UPS Express CriticalSM Service is not available for firearms).UPS accepts firearm parts for shipment, provided the part is not a "firearm" as defined under federal law; the contents of the package cannot be assembled to form a firearm; and the package otherwise complies with federal, state, and local law. (Note: Receivers or frames of a firearm, firearm mufflers and silencers are considered "firearms" and are accepted for transportation only if shipped in accordance with UPS's requirements for shipping firearms.)UPS does not accept automatic weapons, including machine guns, for shipment.Firearms (including handguns) and firearm parts are not accepted for shipment internationally.UPS ReturnsSM Services are not available for packages containing firearms.
 
2013-07-02 09:24:02 PM

Another Government Employee: Bravo Two: Picking up someone at the airport? Go armed to the parking lot, then disarm before going into the building so as to be in compliance with the law.

Flying? Unload your firearm and store ammo separately from your pistol, both in locked containers, declare them to the airline, and check them in your luggage. A metal suitcase with in-built security structure to attach the locked containers to a plus.

Or, alternatively, just overnight fedex them to your destination addressed to yourself, provided they're legal where you're going. Less chance of theft, and much easier than dealing with checking firearms through.

Neither Fedex or UPS allow firearms in their systems.


Not even remotely true.

Check into things before you post.  Fedex ships a LOT of guns daily.  How do you think buyers get guns they purchase online?  They are shipped FedEx to the closest gun store (FFL holder to be specific) to you in order for them to do the background check/paperwork and then transfer the gun to you legally.
 
2013-07-02 09:24:20 PM

Another Government Employee: Bravo Two: Picking up someone at the airport? Go armed to the parking lot, then disarm before going into the building so as to be in compliance with the law.

Flying? Unload your firearm and store ammo separately from your pistol, both in locked containers, declare them to the airline, and check them in your luggage. A metal suitcase with in-built security structure to attach the locked containers to a plus.

Or, alternatively, just overnight fedex them to your destination addressed to yourself, provided they're legal where you're going. Less chance of theft, and much easier than dealing with checking firearms through.

Neither Fedex or UPS allow firearms in their systems.


Also, relevant ATF statement:

http://www.atf.gov/content/firearms-frequently-asked-questions-unlic en sed-persons#shipping-firearms-carrier

Q: May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.
 
2013-07-02 09:24:21 PM

Another Government Employee: Bravo Two: Picking up someone at the airport? Go armed to the parking lot, then disarm before going into the building so as to be in compliance with the law.

Flying? Unload your firearm and store ammo separately from your pistol, both in locked containers, declare them to the airline, and check them in your luggage. A metal suitcase with in-built security structure to attach the locked containers to a plus.

Or, alternatively, just overnight fedex them to your destination addressed to yourself, provided they're legal where you're going. Less chance of theft, and much easier than dealing with checking firearms through.

Neither Fedex or UPS allow firearms in their systems.




UPS delivers firearms "Adult Signature Required" to me at my shop at least twice a week. Almost every day during the Ban Scare.
 
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