At first mention, the thought of trying to get a gun on an airplane seems absolutely ludicrous, especially with all of today’s screening methods employed at airports. However, upon closer examination, the idea is not only not insane, but pretty wise for anyone who wishes to protect his/her valuables on a flight.
One doesn’t need to be a frequent flier to be familiar with horror stories of lost luggage at airports. With so much baggage going through screening at any one time and then having to be directed to a particular terminal, it’s little wonder that things get lost from time to time. However, there’s a big difference if the bag lost contains cheap junk like travel size toothpaste, Listerine, tissues, and toothbrush or your digital camera, jewelry, or gifts for relatives. The good news is that there is a virtually 100% guaranteed way to prevent your valuables from being lost:
Pack a gun in your bag.
Believe it or not, people are allowed to pack guns and/or ammunition in their luggage, providing that it’s in checked baggage and TSA regulations are followed. Obviously, in the age of terrorism we live in today, there are going to be extremely tight controls over any weapon that goes onto a plane. So, if you pack a gun and/or ammunition, the authorities are going to be keeping very, very close tabs on where it goes as it navigates through the airport and onto the cargo bay of the plane. Result: the gun will get to where it is supposed to go. So, with such tight controls over weapons in luggage, why not pack your valuables with your gun to make sure that they don’t get lost, either?
Crazy idea on the surface, but it works. However, if you have questions that either the TSA or airline websites cannot answer, call ahead of time to avoid any problems.
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