From an airline employee, you need to have the gun in a hardsided case in your checked luggage, and it must be declared upon checking in. At the airline counter, you will have to open it up, the airline will have you sign a little tag to place inside the guncase, and then it can be locked again. TSA
should not need to have to go through it. Ammo must also be locked up as well. If these guidelines are not followed, you will have some explaining to do with TSA
and airport police as well as being out of the cash for your Glock.
When I worked as a CSA for DL
, I had a poor Marine from MCAS Beaufort(or it may have been Army from Ft. Stewart, but I think he was Marine) who was going on leave and decided to take his M-4 home to show off to his family and buddies. He was doing it against Marine Corps regulations, I'm sure, as I don't think it was supposed to even leave base, much less while he was on leave. The gun was disassembled and in a duffle bag with clothes. It was not declared and checked as a normal bag. When TSA
got it, they about had a cow. They and airport police retrieved the bag and brought it to baggage claim. The pax was PA'd to meet them by the baggage service office and he had to explain everything. Why the gun wasn't locked up, why he was travelling with the rifle, what purpose did he have for the gun, was the Marine Corps aware he was with the gun, etc. He ended up having the gun confiscated and kept by airport police. I'm not sure if the gun ever made it back to the Marine Corps or what happened to this fellow, but he learned the hard way that you can't just hop on a plane with a gun.
The same rules apply to paintball and BB
guns as well.
I don't have a microwave, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.