CCW in Common Areas of Airports?

CCW in Common Areas of Airports?

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    CCW in Common Areas of Airports?

    Is it OK to conceal to pick someone up at an airport? Would only be in the parking area and common/baggage areas, outside of the secure terminals.


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    I carry in airports

    I carry in the airports when dropping people off or picking them up. As long as you do not try to go through security. Even when I travel I carry and go straight to the restroom and go to the handicap stall, remove my carry and pack it for travel. When I arrive at my destination I pick up my bag and go straight to the restroom and unpack my carry. It's easier traveling now that you can carry your ammo in the same case as your CCW. I put holster, mags, mag carrier, ammo and CCW in same case. Much easier .
    Check the restrictions for your state but I have not seen any airport restrictions for the states I travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stang46gt View Post
    I carry in the airports when dropping people off or picking them up. As long as you do not try to go through security. Even when I travel I carry and go straight to the restroom and go to the handicap stall, remove my carry and pack it for travel. When I arrive at my destination I pick up my bag and go straight to the restroom and unpack my carry. It's easier traveling now that you can carry your ammo in the same case as your CCW. I put holster, mags, mag carrier, ammo and CCW in same case. Much easier .
    Check the restrictions for your state but I have not seen any airport restrictions for the states I travel.
    I've had the same experience. It also seems that the rules for guns in checked luggage are now better understood by airport staff. At least, that has been my take on the travel I've made since 9/11.
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    Don't forget to check you state laws on this. No Federal Law against it.
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    Florida law has gotten worse on this issue , It used to be OK everywhere in an airport as long as you did not try to access "a sterile area" . Most instructors are now informing that anywhere inside a building would be off limits . i would think that inside your own vehicle and curbside pickup would be alright , But that just my opinion .
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    Quote Originally Posted by stang46gt View Post
    I carry in the airports when dropping people off or picking them up. As long as you do not try to go through security. Even when I travel I carry and go straight to the restroom and go to the handicap stall, remove my carry and pack it for travel. When I arrive at my destination I pick up my bag and go straight to the restroom and unpack my carry. It's easier traveling now that you can carry your ammo in the same case as your CCW. I put holster, mags, mag carrier, ammo and CCW in same case. Much easier .
    Check the restrictions for your state but I have not seen any airport restrictions for the states I travel.

    So, if I understand correctly, you can put all your goodies together in a locked case (TSA lock) inside of a check in bag and be good to go? You do have to tell them when checking in right? Do you have to deminstrate it is unloaded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
    So, if I understand correctly, you can put all your goodies together in a locked case (TSA lock) inside of a check in bag and be good to go? You do have to tell them when checking in right? Do you have to deminstrate it is unloaded?
    Do NOT put a TSA lock on your gun case! Once it is inspected, put YOUR lock on it and into another locked bag (TSA lock on that one). You do not want to let your firearm out of your sight until you have personally stood there while the TSA agent fills out the paperwork and you secure your firearm in its case. We have had several threads about flying with firearms; if you're interested, I suggest searching them out and reading about people's experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
    So, if I understand correctly, you can put all your goodies together in a locked case (TSA lock) inside of a check in bag and be good to go? You do have to tell them when checking in right? Do you have to deminstrate it is unloaded?

    It CANNOT be a TSA lock on the inner gun case. Some airlines check-in personnel want to visually verify it is unloaded, some do not. You must sign a card verifying it is unloaded and out that card in the inner gun case. Then they escort you to the CTX machine in case they need to open the inner case (they will need to open it if it is a metal case) in your full view.

    At DIA in Denver we can carry in non-secure areas.They have a sign that says no unauthorized firearms are allowed (as a CCW holder, all my firearms are authorized). The subject was beat to death in another local Denver web log area. A Denver PD assigned to the airport piped in saying that DPD realizes we (CCW holders) are GTG. But if you call the airport they will say no, having no idea what they are saying no to.

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    Mississippi law:

    inside the passenger terminal of any airport, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal if the firearm is encased for shipment, for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft

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    I know the Nashville Tn airport is posted on the front doors. We have a small airport here in my town in Ky and I carried in there the other day. It was only a no no in the area where you have to be checked.

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    Phoenix Sky Harbor is OK until you reach the security gates.

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    Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you can CC up to the Security Gate.
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    Up to the gate. The airport in Louisville is posted iirc, but concealed is concealed and they can only ask you to leave in KY.
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    Nevada:

    NRS 202.3673 Permittee authorized to carry concealed firearm while on premises of public building; exceptions; penalty.

    1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a permittee may carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of any public building.

    2. A permittee shall not carry a concealed firearm while he is on the premises of a public building that is located on the property of a public airport. ...

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    The Florida law isn't too clear...I don't remember the exact wording but it was something like "no carrying in the sterile or terminal areas of the airport." To me, that means baggage claim is ok. So when I went to pick up my mother in law, I was carrying. There were no signs anywhere saying anything about guns...not until you get up to the security checkpoint.

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