Tip for flying

This is a discussion on Tip for flying within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mtnclimber Also make sure ammo is in a factory original cardboard box. No rugged plastic ammo boxes with all the ammo separated ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnclimber View Post
    Also make sure ammo is in a factory original cardboard box. No rugged plastic ammo boxes with all the ammo separated by plastic dividers!
    This isn't a TSA requirement, and the airlines I'm familiar with will accept the plastic boxes or any other secure ammo container. They prohibit loose ammo, or ammo not securely contained to keep it from scattering or rolling around. But it's entirely possible (and likely) that some agents don't know the finer details of these rules and will argue the point, so it's probably advisable to use factory boxes anyway. Just as with a misinformed LEO by the side of the road, we can stand there and argue with them, and possibly create problems or miss our flight, or we can just nod, roll our eyes, and do what they want. Sometimes we have to pick our battles, as it's not always worth it to fight them over every little thing.
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    IME, (and I've flown through Denver a time or two), I put the card in the larger bag, right on top of the gun case.

    FWIW, in Denver they always make me go back to some TSA X-ray machine or something, too, escorted by a flunky. Hasn't happened to me anywhere else.

    It's good that most of us know the rules better than the people who are supposed to be checking that we are following them.

    But it's very, very worrisome to me. At the risk of a thread hijack, I'll note my concern: the regulations and red tape (and the need to know and follow them) have a creeping, disincentive effect. Over time, there are more and more of them. They get harder and harder to know and follow.

    We risk, at some point, that while we may still have one "right" or another, that they will become incrementally bureaucratized away. Impractical to assert and too cumbersome to exercise.

    Think about what's happend to gun dealers (FFL's) over the past several years. Gotta have bars on the windows. Gotta lock'em all up every night. Can only ship this way or that. Only this carrier or that one will allow shipping of this item or that one. Gotta log this. Gotta log that. Gotta get this permit to operate in this neighborhood. Be open to inspection for dotted "i's" and crossed "t's", 24/7/52.

    And those things influence what happens everywhere, even pretty pro-gun, rural southern and western locales.

    I don't like the current trend, not one little bit.
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    I pointed out the empty magazine wells. She would not have a loaded weapon from an unloaded one.

    Been hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    IME, (and I've flown through Denver a time or two), I put the card in the larger bag, right on top of the gun case.
    My experience has been 50/50 over whether the tag goes in the locked box with the gun or just in the bag somewhere. Last time, I fit the string around the locking mechanism inside my lockbox with the tag hanging out, but attached.

    FWIW, in Denver they always make me go back to some TSA X-ray machine or something, too, escorted by a flunky. Hasn't happened to me anywhere else.
    That's happened to me at Newark, Harrisburg, and West Palm Beach. At Newark, I had a copy of the Rep. Don Young letter as well as EFMJ ammo instead of JHP.
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