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Tips on traveling with firearms and parts

Firearm interceptions produce temporary gridlock for travelers who are expecting a more efficient security passage. Earlier this month, eighteen live firearms were intercepted at U.S. airport checkpoints in a twenty-four hour period, a record number for TSA. Before leaving home, travelers should check their baggage to ensure they are not traveling with any prohibited items, including firearms, firearms parts and ammunition to avoid a possible arrest or civil penalties. TSA remains vigilant in detecting prohibited items and is committed to reminding passengers how to pack firearms and ammunition for air travel.

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Latest revision: 25 June 2014