By Pat Henry – The Prepper Journal
I recently returned from a trip out of town where I traveled with my concealed carry firearm. Sometimes I leave the gun at home when I fly but if my destination state honors my concealed carry permit and a few other factors line up, I will always fly with a gun. Now most of you know that I am not technically flying with any kind of firearm on my person. My weapons are locked as safely as I can manage in my suitcase in the bottom of the plane but for those who don’t know or are considering flying with a gun I figured I would write up a short description of my recent experiences and give my tips on how to fly with a gun so you can decide if this is something you want to do.
Before You Fly
I have flown with firearms a few times and in each case I haven’t had any problems but each time I travel for business it is a decision process I have to go through in deciding if I am going to carry. As I said above, if I am flying into a place like Chicago, taking a firearm is simply out of the question. I can only realistically carry to states who honor my concealed carry permit so that does limit some locations. In addition to these states, I never carry internationally. There could very well be places and policies that would allow me to transport a personal defense firearm overseas but to be perfectly honest I am not going to take the risk in breaking another country laws if I can avoid it. It is one thing to travel with a rifle for a hunting excursion, but something else entirely to take a pistol. Can you imagine being thrown in a Singapore or worse, Middle Eastern countries jail? No thank you!
Back here in the good old U.S of A if I am flying almost anywhere except the most liberal enclaves out there, I will consider carrying my firearm. When would I not carry even in a state where my permit was allowed? This comes down to what I am doing usually. If I am on vacation I will always carry if the state allows it.
If I am traveling on business which is most often the case I take a few extra things into consideration. What is the dress code I will most likely be wearing? What am I going to be doing? Am I in closed door meetings or am I giving presentations to large rooms of people? Where are the rules of the hotel I am going to be staying in and who will I be traveling with? Does the hotel have an in-room safe? Do I trust that safe and what if anything would happen if my employer found out I was carrying a firearm?
Continue reading at The Prepper Journal: How to Fly with A Gun – Without Getting Arrested