When I declare I have a firearm while checking luggage at an airport, do i need to have a concealed permit to be able to have checked through TSA?
- RedstoneLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
No. You do not need a concealed permit. The declaration you make to the airline is to declare that the firearm in question is not loaded. Just make sure it is in a locked hard-sided case.
Once the checked bag is placed on the belt, wait about 15 minutes before going to the checkpoint. This is in case the key/combination is needed to open the case. (There is a good reason for this.)
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Addendum: Since you are asking this question, I see you are a responsible gun owner whom I appreciate. Unlike the multitude of nitwits that try to bring their loaded firearms including a round chambered (WTF?) aboard as carry-on and claim to have "forgotten" it was there. They make responsible gun owners look bad. (I had one whom I caught that stated "But Obama said you can't see anything" I responded. F-CK YOU!")Source(s): Work part-time as a TSA officer.