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US Airline Regulations - Guns, Firearms and Ammunition Permitted Aboard a Flight
Guns, Firearms, and Ammunition - Carry-on or Check?

Following the August 10, 2006 plot to bomb up to 10 passenger planes bound for the US from the UK, all passengers will be subject to new hand baggage restrictions and security screening, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Visit - New Airport Security Carry-on Regulations to see changes to carry-on restrictions.


Item
Carry-on Checked
Ammunition - Check with your airline or travel agent to see if ammunition is permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. If ammunition is permitted, it must be declared to the airline at check-in. Small arms ammunitions for personal use must be securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply. No Yes
BB guns No Yes

Compressed Air Guns (to include paintball markers) - Carried in checked luggage without compressed air cylinder attached.

No Yes
Firearms - firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read the Firearms & Ammunition section. No Yes
Flare Guns - May be carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. No Yes
Flares No No
Gun Lighters No Yes
Gun Powder including black powder and percussion caps No No
Parts of Guns and Firearms No Yes
Pellet Guns No Yes
Realistic Replicas of Firearms No Yes
Starter Pistols No Yes
NOTE: Check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply.

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Source - Transportation Security Administration

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