4,239… Firearms Discovered in Carry On Luggage by TSA in 2018.


Ladies and gentlemen, a PSA from your humble editor..

Please check your firearms at the door while traveling.

You cannot fly while carrying a firearm or with one in your accessible carry-on baggage.

According to the TSA, in 2018, a record-setting 4,239 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags across the country. 

Firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container and transported as checked baggage only.  

Firearms parts, including firearm frames and receivers, are prohibited in all carry-on baggage and must also be placed in checked baggage. YourErie.com


Use a lockable case like in the title image and check your firearms under the plane using the process for the airline you are flying with.

Thank you.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.