Surefire on a plane???

Surefire on a plane???

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    Surefire on a plane???

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post here. Looks like an awesome forum - I've already learned a lot!

    My question is: Are tactical flashlights allowed on airplanes? Carry-on or checked baggage only? I have a Surefire I would like to take on an upcoming trip. I thought I saw something about not being able to take lithium batts on an airplane... Thanks for the info...

    Happy shooting - Chris


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    Chris,

    I've read several articles about using lights as a self-defense tool. One of them dealt specifically with carrying surefire lights on airplanes. I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't be allowed to do so.

    I plan on flying with at least two whenever I fly again, and I believe the FAMs issues Surefire lights to their agents.

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    I have flown fairly extensively, both domestically and internationally with a Surefire E2e. No issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinslide
    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post here. Looks like an awesome forum - I've already learned a lot!
    Well, welcome to the forum. Glad you found us and registered.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the info on your travels...

    Best - Chris

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    Chris - welcome - from another Chris!!!

    Thank goodness it does seem that (so far) a small flashlight is OK - but the cynic in me is half waiting for the day when even that, and keys, gain ''forbidden fruit'' status!!
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    Question On The News

    I heard that you will now be permitted to carry SOME formerly restricted items onto a plane...like nail clippers. Scissors & I'm just not sure what exactly else.
    Call your Airline before you take my word for it...but, it was on the national news. I was in the other room though so only heard part of it.

    Anybody hear the same thing?

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    Anybody hear the same thing?
    Not heard anything QK but shucks - the mere thought of ''relaxation'' of the restrictions is all but impossible to believe.

    I know - it's the cynic talkin' but - well, I guess miracles can happen!
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    A cane is also acceptable on a plane. It'd help with appearances if you actually used it while in the airport area.
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    Yes they are relaxing some of the rules but havn't heard for sure all they are allowing, did hear nail clippers and knitting needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    Anybody hear the same thing?
    I've heard it, but haven't seen the whole list. I do know I still can't carry the Swiss Army knife I carried for YEARS before 9/11!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop
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    A cane is also acceptable on a plane. It'd help with appearances if you actually used it while in the airport area.

    I haven't flown since before 9/11 but even then security made me put my cane through the X-ray scanner and hobble through the metal detector without it. I can't see them banning canes without facing a MAJOR discrimination lawsuit based on the A.D.A. - I know I'D raise Hell because without my cane I tend to be ... "floorbound."
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    FWIW, I recently purchased a box of lithium batteries from Surefire, shipped via UPS.

    The shipping carton had a label attached to one side, in large red letters:

    PRIMARY LITHIUM BATTERIES - FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORT ABOARD PASSENGER AIRCRAFT.


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    Question You'll get a jolt out of this article.

    But, now...I heard they may NOT relax restrictions.
    I guess it's all still Up In The Air...pun intended.

    Relaxing Some Airline Security Makes Sense
    Published: Dec 4, 2005

    Most folks have accepted the longer lines and increased waiting at airports as security screeners check every little thing. The federal government plans to loosen restrictions on some of the items brought on board airlines and this makes sense. Some of the restrictions are silly.
    Tiny scissors, screwdrivers, tweezers and nail clippers now will be allowed on board most flights. If these could have been weapons, just about anything could have been considered a weapon. A pencil or pen could be just as lethal as a pair of nail clippers in the hands of a desperate terrorist.
    All of these strict regulations came down after 19 terrorists hijacked airliners on 9-11 using nothing more than box cutters. There’s a pretty good chance that a terrorist these days with a box cutter would get slammed by so many outraged passengers that the same trick wouldn’t work, even though they can do damage. On 9-11, no one had any idea of the scope of what was happening. Today that’s different.
    On several occasions since 9-11, when unruly and mentally disturbed passengers have caused a ruckus, fellow passengers went to great lengths to subdue the troublemaker. They rightfully decided that any risks in tackling and pinning a person paled in comparison to having their plane slammed into the ground.
    Even though some silly things were being confiscated, plenty of other strange items have been taken off airline passengers during screenings. People would actually show up at security checkpoints with butcher knives, brass knuckles and other ominous items that could really cause danger to people. What were these people thinking bringing these things to the airport?
    We must remain vigilant and that still means thorough searches at airports. The peace of mind these searches provide, as well as the obvious safety of unarmed passengers, is worth some inconvenience. Now if we can get knuckleheads to quit bringing all kinds of crazy stuff to the airport, we should all be a lot safer.

    Any Knuckleheads here?

    Yes, we'll all be A LOT SAFER if every single one of us unarmed and defenseless at all times.

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    Any Knuckleheads here?
    None that I can see, But there is alot of screwballs . Ahhh...good old Bugs Bunny .

    Now back off!!!, b'fore I use these lethal nail clippers on y'all.

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