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Forgot I has had a handgun in my luggage going through TSA

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Forgot I has had a handgun in my luggage going through TSA in Nevada. What is going to happen
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 3 months ago.

Hello, John and welcome.

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If the hand gun was unloaded and packed in an authorized hard- sided, locked case in your CHECKED baggage (that goes on the plane), there should be no problem.

If you had/have the hand gun in your carry-on luggage, that's not allowed, so they may confiscate the gun and they may call in law enforcement. The gun should be unloaded and also in a hard-sided, locked case, if it's in your carry-on luggage, for safety, but it is still a prohibited item for carry-on luggage, according to TSA rules and regulations.



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