Worth the trouble?

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    Worth the trouble?

    Ok, so my wife, our daughter & I will be flying from Dayton OH to Tampa FL this spring for about 5 days to see my mom & her family. I know I CAN take my gun with me & carry in FL as long as I get ammo there. My question is this:

    Just what hoops do I have to jump through, how risky is it, & is it worth it? Anyone here done it before?

    I'd really like to have my firearm, since I got my CHL in December I've made it a point to always be armed, just not sure if its really feasible.

    Thanks!

    Josh

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    No problem at all, but I did not know that you could not bring in ammo. I did without a problem.
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    Is it worth it to you to be able to defend yourself, your wife, and your daughter from the evil that we all know is out there looking for opportunity?
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    You can transport ammunition on the airplane. Just make sure you comply with TSA and airline regulations. As to whether you want to carry or not. Only you can decide that. If it were me I'd have my gun with me.
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    I'd suggest bringing ammo iaw TSA and airline reccommendations. It may be difficult to locate there. Tampa can be a bit on the rough side.
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    Well, considering nobody seems to imply it's a huge hassle to go through, & I definitley want to be armed, it looks like it's a go

    Anyone have an idea what the cost is?

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    You can bring ammo, but be careful what you bring. I remember a few years ago, someone had hollow point ammo and the plane had to make an emergency landing in New Jersey, apparently you are not allowed hollow point in Jersey and it caused some problems. Double check for yourself to be sure, I heard this second hand.
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    Be sure to follow all TSA regulations. If you have questions, call the airline, they can give you the TSA requirements as well as their own. Allow extra time to check in at the airport as well.

    Going from Ohio to Florida, it is highly unlikely you would be diverted to New Jersey, or New York, but then you never know, Bloomberg might hijack your flight to NYC just so he can get your weapon.
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    No additional cost, just the cost of a checked bag. Depends on the airline.
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day

    There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.

    Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

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    Ok this one made me laugh.

    Not planning on going anywhere near the NE. Ever. Unless the wife finally gets her way someday to see downtown NY. But not if I can help it lol

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    Traveling via the airlines with a firearm is very easy.
    Ammo just has to be in the original box or a plastic ammo box will also work.
    Print a copy of the TSA rules and if you think the agent is not doing something correctly, ask for a supervisor.

    I would certainly want a firearm in the Tampa area.OMO
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    The ammo must be kept in a separate box and unloaded from the firearm. The factory box is sufficient. The firearm must be unloaded and in a lockable case. When you arrive, inform the check in attendant that you need to declare a firearm. A security official will be called, he will ask you to open the locked box so he can see the firearm. He will place a tag on the case to certify that it was checked and you lock it again. Then it goes inside your checked bag. In the case of a long gun, the same rules apply but it is handled as a separate bag.

    This has been my experience in florida., flying to west Virginia or Tennessee. One time I was taken to a separate room for the check in order to avoid people looking on and having a panic. One time they just took a quick peek and that was it.
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    Keep in mind that most theme parks in Florida do not allow guns (Disney, Busch Gardens, etc.). They will ask you to leave. Otherwise, have a great time down here.

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    Here's the source on checking firearms. The individual airlines may have rules that are more strict, however.

    Firearms and Ammunition | Transportation Security Administration


    Travelers may only transport UNLOADED firearms in a locked, hard-sided container in or as checked baggage. All firearms, ammunition and firearm parts, including firearm frames and receivers, are prohibited in carry-on baggage.

    In addition to TSA security rules on transporting firearms, airlines, as well as state, local and international governments have additional rules that may vary by location. Please check with your airline and with states and cities you will be traveling into and out of to become familiar with their requirements and ensure you are compliant with their laws.
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    There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap - ballot - jury - ammo

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    This is the website of a professional lock picker and hacker I met at the Defcon conference a couple of years ago. He's a gun enthusiast and travels all over the world to promote lock picking as a hobby/sport. Tons of great info on his site about traveling with guns and even some recordings of talks he's given on the subject. (The guy is a hoot)

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