Funny story I read about someone checking a gun at Logan airport!


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jlbraun
January 23, 2008, 08:24 PM
From Fark.com:

I was checking luggage with a firearm in it through Logan one time, and a guy came back to the "special persons" counter (he had been in line in front of me) with a couple of mags for his pistol. He had forgotten to take them out of his pocket (and his suitcase with the pistol in it was already on the way to the tarmac).

Everyone started getting all excited, because a couple state cops overheard this and started demanding to see everyone's firearms cards, yada yada yada.

Then the guy had a brilliant idea. He asked if it was OK to carry an empty magazine on a plane, heard yes, stripped the ammo out of the mags, stuck them back in his pocket, started to toss the cartridges into a wastebasket. The cops started giving him shiat about that, so he said, "well, I'm certain you'll know how to dispose of them properly, officer," stuck the handful of cartridges into the cop's hand, and walked off. Last I saw, the cops were still standing there trying to figure out what to do with two dozen rounds of 9mm.

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ANGUSLINCOLN
January 23, 2008, 08:28 PM
They might still be standing there. It does not fit any of the options in the hand book.

Packman
January 23, 2008, 08:34 PM
I think there might be a typo there. If he heard "yes" to the question if it was illegal to carry empty mags, then he'd be outa luck. I think it should be "no" based on the story. funny anyway, though.

I'd be happy to dispose of two dozen rounds of 9mm. anyone care to entrust me to that task?

average_shooter
January 23, 2008, 08:36 PM
If he heard "yes" to the question if it was illegal to carry empty mags, then he'd be outa luck.

He asked if it was OK to carry an empty magazine on a plane, heard yes,

;)

DoubleTapDrew
January 23, 2008, 08:47 PM
With today's ammo prices the ammo he had to hand over probably cost as much as the magazines did (although still better than losing both).

14427H
January 23, 2008, 09:21 PM
You may only transport firearms, ammunition and firearm parts in your checked baggage. Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts are prohibited from carry-on baggage.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1666.shtm

I tried to take an empty magazine on with me 6 months ago and had to throw it in the junk bin.

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