In New York City, Don't Ever Travel With Your Guns Legally
John Stossel uncovered an epidemic of people being arrested for traveling with firearms through New York City airports, even though they followed the TSA's rules. These are legal gun owners, handling their weapons in a legal way, even in an appropriate way. And yet they're still being arrested. Imagine calling the TSA and your airline, being told that you are doing everything correctly, and then being arrested and charged with a felony at the gate. Ridiculous!
For your reference, here's what the TSA website says:
You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only. Declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted. Be aware that the container the firearm was in when purchased may not adequately secure the firearm when it is transported in checked baggage.