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Flying with a firearm | How to Legally Travel with a Firearm

Welcome sheepdogs to another video brought to you by My name is Ryan And in this video, we’re gonna be discussing how you can LEGALLY bring a firearm with you onto an airplane. I know that sounds super sketchy but I promise you it is completely legal. So stay tuned. As many of you know, I carry my firearm 100% of the time. I am legally allowed to. And that includes if I’m traveling out of state. Surprisingly, bringing a firearm on an airplane is a relatively simple process. However, it does require some research and a little pre-planning. There are three main areas or rules that you need to research before you ever attempt this. First, you need to know the TSA guideline for traveling with a weapon by air. Number two, you need to research your airlines policy for transporting a firearm because sometimes it’s a little stricter than what the TSA requires. And finally, you need to know the laws of your final destination. Whether that’s a state here in the US or if you’re traveling internationally, it’s important to know what the firearm laws are wherever you’re going. But first, let’s discuss the TSA guideline for travelling with a firearm. The firearm must be unloaded and placed in a hard plastic or a metal box that cannot be easily pried open. The case must be locked with either a combination lock or a key lock. It’s important to note that you must have as many locks as your gun case allows. Now, firearm magazines, whether loaded or unloaded, and ammunition must be stored in the same hard case that your unloaded firearm is in. An ammunition must be in the original packaging that you purchase it in Or it has to be in a package that is designed to transport ammunition. Next, you’ll need to research your airlines policy for traveling with a firearm. Many airlines have stricter guidelines than what the TSA provides. I’ll include links below to help you quickly access this information. Finally, you need to research the laws of the state or country that your final destination is in. If you have a Florida concealed weapons permit and your traveling to a blue state, then you know the process of traveling there is going to be very simple and very easy. However, if you’re traveling to a red Anti-american state, you need to exercise a lot of caution. The Anti-American states have the strictest gun control laws in the nation and they love issuing weapons violation fees. No matter what state you’re traveling to it is critical for you to research the laws before your trip begins. Don’t wing it. Now, if you’re traveling outside of the United States, it’s important for you to research the firearm importation laws of the country that you’re heading to. You also need to research the US Customs and Border Protection guideline for the temporary Exportation of a firearm. I’ll include links below. The big day is here. You’re excited about your trip. And when you arrive at the airport, you must immediately declare your firearm to your airline or TSA personnel, whichever comes first. Upon declaration, you will be brought in to a secured office so that your firearm and ammunition can be inspected by a TSA agent. Once you successfully pass this inspection, the TSA agent will take possession of your luggage and you can board your flight. Now, I’m sure you can imagine that it’s important for you to give yourself a little extra time so that you don’t miss your flight. After your flight, you will pick up your luggage from the baggage service office, they will verify your ID and then release the firearm back to you. pretty simple, isn’t it? As you can see, traveling with your firearm is very simple as long as you’re prepared. and I hope this video has helped simplify the process. If you enjoyed this video, please give me a big thumbs up, subscribe to the channel, and in the comments below, I would love to hear where you are planning to bring your firearm. Is it a hunting trip? A shooting competition? Or do you want a firearm for self-defense purposes? I’d love to hear from you. And as always, until next time. Stay safe.

8 thoughts on “Flying with a firearm | How to Legally Travel with a Firearm

  1. I haven't even watched this yet, but it gave me a funny idea. Get a plane with a single jet engine or turbofan that exhausts under the tail, mount a modified large machine gun, load it with blanks and just use a remote in the cockpit to fire away and take flight. The fuel would run out quickly, but it just seems like it'd be a fun thing to try…

    Until the National Guard or FAA gets a call. What a grave misunderstanding that'd be!

  2. So, i am moving to Orlando in about two weeks. I am leaving from Maine, Stopping off at Logan in Boston for 4 hour layover, then straight to Orlando. i have the right case and locks. I really shouldn't have any issues right?

  3. Hi…I don’t know if you made one already but can you make one with traveling with ammunition on an airline? Thank you.

  4. I hate to say it but I leave mine at home. To me its not worth the hassle. Plus I don't trust the people that work for the airlines.

  5. Great rundown Ryan. And good points on airlines. Most have slightly different rules. I also carry mine within my checked bag (within a locked case). Less conspicuous. And oh yeah, I bring for safety. Concealed where reciprocity exists with Illinois, open where legal (hiking, bear gun) and the occasional Constitutional Carry although only driven through a couple of those states. It sucks, I go to New Jersey some on business and can't take it there.

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