A client recently asked me what rules and regulations deal with carrying firearms on aircraft. As usual, my lawyerly answer was “it depends”. What does it depend upon? Well, for starters, what type of firearm? Will it be carried concealed or on the person (e.g. using a concealed carry weapon “CCW” permit), or will it be in checked luggage? What type of aircraft? Is it a commercial flight or a private flight? Is the flight interstate or intrastate?
The answers to these questions dictate whether or how you can transport firearms on an aircraft. For more information on this subject and a discussion of the applicable rules and regulations, please click here to read my latest article.