[MR2] Flying with Firearms EVEN MORE
kmeyer at blarg.net
Tue Dec 11 19:29:52 EST 2007
Ah, yes, the brain dump wasn't total after all. Ammo on the airplane is
totally verboten. If the plane crashes and catches fire, that could result
in another downer that wouldn't be welcome, to say the least.
Doesn't San Francisco have a total ban on handguns, too?
I believe that in Washington, there is an exemption for picking-up a child
at school, but I'm not sure if that's just with the gun stashed in the car
or actually carrying it.
Still not clear what the California restrictions mean in the case of coming
to a city, going to a motel, then on to the range or whatever.
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com]On Behalf Of
felix at crowfix.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:38 PM
To: mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: Re: [MR2] Flying with Firearms EVEN MORE
On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 02:07:50PM -0800, Ken Meyer wrote:
> So, if as Felix claims and as I have also understood, taking an unloaded
> in a locked case in checked luggage is OK by the airlines when declared,
> what happens after you arrive? If handguns are entirely prohibited there,
> are the locals tipped-off and waiting for you? Even if handguns are not
> entirely prohibited there, where can you take the bag? What's the
> distinction between concealed carry and toting your luggage around with
> everywhere you go for days, with a clip in your pocket and the key on a
> attached to your belt? See, this is ugly complicated.
In California, which I believe has some of the weirdest gun laws in
the nation, a handgun is technically only supposed to be transported
in a locked container (such as the trunk, or a locked box inside the
car), unloaded, and (maybe) no ammo in the box, and only between home
and where you plan to use it (range, hunting, store, friend's house).
There are allowances for reasonable stops along the way, such as gas,
but probably not shopping, picking up groceries, etc. You are also
allowed to transport the gun this way even if the route includes a
school no-guns zone. Who knows if a reasonable stop includes dropping
off or picking up a child at said school.
I would guess from this that most states are not worse, unless there
is, like DC, a complete ban. But it is an interesting idea on what
would happen if you left the airport in Chicago or DC. They both have
two airports, right? What if you have to change airports, or take a
rental car to finish your journey? I suppose that unless you were an
infamous name and the DA was in an election year or wanted to distract
attention from some peccadillo, they'd have better things to do than
risk a case which might overturn such an unreasonable ban.
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