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Transportation Security Administration

Firearms

Carry On Bags: 
No
Checked Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)

Firearms carried in checked bags must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Check with your airline to see if they allow firearms in checked bags. Read the guidelines for traveling with firearms.

When traveling, be sure to comply with the laws concerning possession of firearms as they vary by local, state and international government.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.