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Gun in Luggage

Postby Lonest4r » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:08 pm

An acquaintance of mine, my wife's best friend's fiancé, was purportedly arrested the other day after forgetting a handgun in a piece of carry-on luggage :confused5 . He has a CHL, or now more likely had a CHL, and took a ride down to the slammer once the handgun was discovered at the security checkpoint. After a long night in jail and many calls to different legal counsel he has been released. I will have to see whether any charges are still being pursued once my wife gets more details. Sounds like an expensive and potentially damaging error. Make sure you check your bags before packing them if you store any kind of guns/knives/ammo/TSA no-no items in them.
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby Teamless » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:47 am

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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby jimlongley » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:19 am

Teamless wrote::banghead:


:iagree:

Even if the police don't press charges, TSA probably will.

Situational awareness. Don't forget that you are carrying a gun, and where it is. As a TSA screener for three years I hate to tell you how many times I have seen this happen.
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby usmc groper » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:13 am

Sucks to lose the privilege for forgetting, but then again, you can't be stupid when it comes to carrying. We had a kid forget to clean out his day pack after a field exercise and before going into Singapore for some libo. The cops searched it and found a knife. He spent the next 3 months at a detention facility in Singapore while the rest of us got to go blow stuff up in the desert. I say again, you can't be stupid when it comes to carrying.
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby g31357 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:31 pm

why would it be in the luggage in the first place?
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby C-dub » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:38 pm

I'm sorry, but I know where every gun I own is. Now, granted I only have 8 and 5 of those are rifles, but I still don't understand how one can forget where their handguns are. Especially if they are going to fly and I gotta go with g21357 on this one. What was it doing in there in the first place?
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby speedsix » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:46 am

...last sentence of OP...some folks store stuff in their luggage/briefcases in their closets to keep prying eyes/fingers away...
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby C-dub » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:56 am

speedsix wrote:...last sentence of OP...some folks store stuff in their luggage/briefcases in their closets to keep prying eyes/fingers away...

If that's the reason why many of these happen, haven't we seen enough people get caught at the airport to know this is a bad idea yet? Or does everyone think what we already know is wrong? I'll be careful, it won't happen to me!
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby speedsix » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:04 am

...this is tacky...but I really feel it's true...you see the bulk of the problems happen at Love Field...very close to Highland Park and University Park...from my experiences with these two cities since 84, I'll say there's a dearth of common sense there, and many people who think the law just doesn't apply to them...may be a lot of them fly in/out of Love...OK, I'll also give you that they're awfully busy and have a lot on their minds...

...first thing I do when I pack is see what's already in the bag...but who's to say I'M not the wierd one...
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby Jumping Frog » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:34 am

Speedsix, you are packing your own bag, but who knows how their bags get packed.
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby speedsix » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:36 am

...good point...some of them do have "help"...others of them NEED it...
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby VoiceofReason » Fri May 04, 2012 5:53 pm

I haven’t flown since 9-11 and I will never fly again. Problem solved. :tiphat:
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby old farmer » Sat May 05, 2012 9:44 am

VoiceofReason wrote:I haven’t flown since 9-11 and I will never fly again. Problem solved. :tiphat:

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The reason for owning a RV is I do my own security checks of carry on bags. I do fly but all weapons are checked bags. Never, never, never use a range bag as a carry on bag.... :patriot:
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby Ol Zeke » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:44 pm

C-dub wrote:I'm sorry, but I know where every gun I own is. Now, granted I only have 8 and 5 of those are rifles, but I still don't understand how one can forget where their handguns are. Especially if they are going to fly and I gotta go with g21357 on this one. What was it doing in there in the first place?

If I only had eight, I know where all of mine are too! :evil2:
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Re: Gun in Luggage

Postby Dave2 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:03 pm

C-dub wrote:I'm sorry, but I know where every gun I own is. Now, granted I only have 8 and 5 of those are rifles, but I still don't understand how one can forget where their handguns are. Especially if they are going to fly and I gotta go with g21357 on this one. What was it doing in there in the first place?

I, too, know where every one of my guns are. I don't bother to think much about where they aren't, however, and could easily see this mistake being made. I put my handguns in my backpack with some regularity, and my backpack is what I use as my carry-on... All I've gotta do is not open up the pocket with the gun in it while I'm packing (and not notice the extra weight) and I'm in a world of hurt when I get to the airport. Usually I empty all its pockets to avoid this scenario, but more than once I've missed one of those pseudo-hidden little pockets and taken something with me that I didn't intend to. Fortunately, so far the worst offender has been a wine bottle opener with a short, maybe 1/2" blade for cutting foil or tape, and all they did was make me throw it away.
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