How does one carry a gun in a plane?
You can not carry it in your carry-on.
You can, however, carry it in your checked-in luggage.
It has to be in a hard case, and it has to be totally locked, iwth a chain around the handle, and a lock (any kind of lock). The checked baggage has to be locked.
If it’s an automatic gun, the magazine has to be out. Any gun you bring has to be unloaded.
Juliette has a Barretta 40 caliber Smith & Wesson PX 4- storm.
I like it!
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL: Make sure to declare the gun at the security line. When you say that, they have to inspect it, so you have to unlock your luggage and the gun case, so everybody’s happy. A lot of the people around you will be paying attention. “A gun!”, they will say. Then the security people put a little paper in the gun case saying they inspected it.
Be nice to Juliette, folks.
Meanwhile, over at Obi’s Sister…
UPDATE, Friday 19 Feb.,
Commenter Skip adds,
Please clarify one thing for your readers, though: when passengers with appropriately cased handguns arrive at the airport, they must go to their airline’s ticket counter and declare the unloaded firearm. The ticket agent gives them a declaration form to sign and place in the box with their gun and then transfers the checked bag containing the gun to TSA. The passenger does not declare the handgun to TSA; they declare it to the airline agent.