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Old 07-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default carrying to other states by plane.

I know u can't carry on board but what's the laws regarding taking your pistols with u as u travel?. Also anybody ever get there stuff lost?

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Think thats best checked on airline to airline & state to state-
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First off. You can not have a gun on a plane. 2nd most states do recognize permits from other states. All you got to do is find out if the state you are traveling to recognizes the permit from
The state you are from. Then you must follow there gun laws not the laws of the state your permit is from. For example I have an Alabama Ltc which is not an open carry state. I was in Mississippi 2 weeks ago. They are a open carry state so I was allowed to open carry the whole time I was there. And I had to follow Mississippi gun laws.
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check with the airline regarding how to travel with your firearm on the plane, needless to say, it has to be stowed in your luggage in a specific way.

As for rules by state, check out this site, it's a map that defines each state's rules for CC (if they have them).
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Thanks for all your input.
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I have traveled by air (a LOT!) with a handgun- but unless you are a Federally accredited Law Enforcement Officer, you will not be carrying it one the plane.

As the folks above me have said, check to see if your destination has reciprocity with your home state for concealed carry. Also check the TSA website and your airline website for how to transport.

In a nutshell, firearm must be in a locked hard case and UNLOADED. When checking in with the airline, tell nice person at ticket counter "I need to declare an unloaded firearm in my checked baggage." Do NOT simply walk up and say "I have a gun." Airline will have you show gun is unloaded, fill out declaration form, relock case, hand it to TSA, go get on plane. Do not carry ammo aboard. Ammo needs to be boxed, not in magazine.

If traveling into NY, NJ, MD or Illinois, I would not.
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C3 is correct. I have flown from Colorado to Texas. Texas recognizes my permit. I had to have my gun in a locked case unloaded. I got to the airport extra early because I didn't want my friends to know that I was carrying.
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I have lost way too much luggage to send my gun in my checked baggage. Is sending it UPS or FedEx an option? Remember when declaring a unloaded gun in your checked baggage you are dealing with the Airline and the TSA.
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There are a lot of good responses here, but lbwar, Mississippi is NOT an open carry state, not unless the law was changed within the last 4 months or so. You were carrying illegally the whole time if you were OC'ing.

On the up side, in the vast majority of the state, no one really gives a damn.

The law states, to paraphrase, that any firearm which is concealed in whole or in part, requires a concealed carry permit. Mississippi attorney general has ruled that even open carry requires for a holster to partly conceal the firearm.
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here is the bible to packing your firearms and air travel

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