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Flying out of O'Hare Chicago with handguns...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by tommytrauma, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. tommytrauma

    tommytrauma Well-Known Member

    So, I'm flying down to Texas in acouple of weeks to see an old friend. Will by flying out of O'Hare Chicago. I know to have my pistols in a locked hard sided case, ammo seperat and in the original box, yadda yadda... But, do peaceable journey laws cover me as I pass through Chicagoland???

    Anyone? Bueller?

  2. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE Well-Known Member

  3. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Well-Known Member

    As a nonresident of Illinois, you need to transport your firearms:

    Your best bet is to transport them in federal mode:
  4. LAR-15

    LAR-15 Well-Known Member

    FOPA 1986 covers you and there is not a single thing Chit-cago can do.

  5. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Well-Known Member

    I know ppl who've had weapons stolen at airports --after they were handed
    off to TSA :eek:
  6. gunsmith

    gunsmith member

    NYC would arrest you

    happens all the time
  7. gwine

    gwine Well-Known Member

    My son took his Bushmaster and Glock to Denver from Midway (Chicago) and had absolutely no problem either way. He got thru in less than 15 minutes.

    Pretty nifty how they show up on the screen thru the case. :eek:
  8. Panthera Tigris

    Panthera Tigris Well-Known Member

    I just flew out of O'Hare. I had my checked in suitcase locked. The lock was gone when it arrived at my destination. Nothing was taken however.
  9. bluecowdawg

    bluecowdawg Well-Known Member

    I maybe too paranoid but if it were me i think i would fed ex the guns to my destination. I feel like it would be worth the cost of shipping to be sure i got them.:)
  10. sctman800

    sctman800 Well-Known Member

    I think I would go with bluecowdog's idea, at least if going through Chicago. Flying out of somewhere like Indinapolis I wouldn't worry.

    FOPA 1986 covers you and there is not a single thing Chit-cago can do.

    Sorry, but that won't work for me; there is too much chance that you will be detained overnite or over the weekend and then have to sue to get the firearm back. Places like Chicago and New York City are not good places to spend the nite in jail, being right is not always worth the hassle. Jim.
  11. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Be careful no matter where you fly from. TSA stole boxed ammo and a couple of knives from me in Indianapolis.
  12. Panthera Tigris

    Panthera Tigris Well-Known Member

    The airlines' business is dropping enough as it is. You'd think they'd stop treating us like sh**.
  13. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Well-Known Member

    Yes, TSA drops these things on the luggage line, but it's still the baggage
    handlers who move it around between the terminal and the plane. I'd love
    to see them go through a security check on their way out after work.

    In any case, you get that TSA tag screaming out that there's something
    special inside your bag. I wouldn't be surprised that some of those have
    walked off with other passengers who got to the baggage drop before the
    owner did. Often, the freakin exit door is only yards away and there are
    cabs waiting.

    IMHO the tsa tagged baggage should be tracked from start to finish and
    handed off by a breathing attendant to the owner. I'd be willing to wait
    the extra 10 minutes for it at my final destination.
  14. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

  15. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Well-Known Member

    Yeah, taking your knives from checked baggage was BS. So they were trying
    to justify seizure of the "loose" ammo as "undeclared?" Other than my one
    box of CCW ammo, I typically buy extra after arrival if I need it. The only
    thing I ever heard from TSA after checking a weapon was "Nice pistol."
  16. tommytrauma

    tommytrauma Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sirs.
  17. GHF

    GHF Well-Known Member

    Keeping Stuff From Being "Liberated"

    I have two rules I follow on guns and flying:

    1. Never use a luggage tag that has any more than:
      • Name
      • Cell Phone Number
      • Personal Email Address
    2. Use a bag that is cheap and non-firearm oriented; in my case, it is a cheap roller bag that my departed mother-in-law (one of the family's biggest antis) had.

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