Firearms being stolen from checked bags

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    Firearms being stolen from checked bags

    story in today's chicago tribune.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...l=chi-news-hed

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    All things considered, remember the stories coming out of Chicago recently with their proposition to ban all handguns (or was it firearms across the board?)... Well this just goes to show that criminals will get guns any way they can - even if they have to steal them from cops.

    Note to self - United Airlines hires criminals.
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    The way I see it, there are ways to combat this:

    Either ban firearms in checked luggage, which is probably what they want to do.

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    Allow civilians to carry on board, which is what they should do, but probably never will.

    Also, if you read to the end of the article, he suggested FedExing it, which is what I usually do. It is more expensive, but it is legal to ship to yourself, and I think of it as insurance. Plus, when I travel on extended trips (longer than 5 days) for business, my company will pay to ship personal items up to a maximum of 60lbs, no questions asked.
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    Man, I'm never to old to learn. Guess I need to get out more often. I usually drive or leave the sidearms at home when I fly. I would never have thought of FedEx. Does UPS do the same? Do I need to have a FFL license?
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    Aren't these people supossed to have background checks?

    Last night me and my wife were looking at flights from Philly to Wisconsin and I made sure we wouldn't go near Chicago, that was before reading this post. I'm currently getting a Large pelican wheeled case to use for transporting my "treasures" and will probally Fed EX it after reading this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Penny View Post
    Man, I'm never to old to learn. Guess I need to get out more often. I usually drive or leave the sidearms at home when I fly. I would never have thought of FedEx. Does UPS do the same? Do I need to have a FFL license?
    No need for an FFL. It is perfectly legal to ship a firearm to yourself. So, if you know where you are staying ship it to yourself at that address, but don't put anything on the outside of the package that might indicate it's contents.

    UPS will do the same thing. You do have to have an FFL to ship via the Postal Service.
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    You might want to read this thread before even thinking about putting valuables in your checked luggage.

    http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21866

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