How to handle a firearm safely

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If you need to travel with a weapon, don’t become a statistic. It’s not illegal to fly with a firearm, but there are a very specific set of rules and guidelines that need to be followed in order to do so.

Here’s What You Need to Remember: Firearms cannot, in any circumstances, be transported in carry-on baggage.

In 2019, the Transportation Security Administration confiscated more firearms than ever before. 4,432 guns were seized by TSA at 278 airports nationwide.

The airport with the most gun confiscations was the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with a total number of 323 firearms. On top of those staggering numbers is that fact that 87% of the total firearms found were loaded.

Already, only two weeks into the new year, the first gun was confiscated at Newark Liberty International Airport. If you need to travel with a weapon, don’t become a statistic. It’s not illegal to fly with a firearm, but there are a very specific set of rules and guidelines that need to be followed in order to do so. Below, the most important rules are detailed for how to transport firearms on an airplane. Before traveling, head to the official TSA website for the most up-to-date state, local, and national regulations.

How To Pack Your Firearm for Air Travel

In order to travel with a firearm, the first step is that it must be unloaded. Absolutely no live round of ammunition can be in the chamber or cylinder.

Ammunition cannot even be in a magazine inserted in the weapon. Once unloaded, the gun needs to be locked in a hard-sided case and submitted as a checked bag directly upon entering the airport.

This case can be locked with a key, code, fingerprints, etc.

Only the owner of the weapon should have the key or code to the case. Firearms cannot, in any circumstances, be transported in carry-on baggage.

How To Check Your Ammunition

Ammunition also has its own set of rules for being transported by air. Like firearms, ammunition is prohibited in carry-on baggage, but can travel in checked baggage if packaged and declared appropriately. Magazines and ammunition clips must be securely boxed, or included in the hard-sided and locked case with your unloaded firearm.

There are different rules for traveling with small arms ammunition. Before flying, check with your specific airline to make sure the amount of ammunition you plan to bring does not exceed the limit.

What To Do When You Arrive At The Airport

When arriving at the airport, persons carrying firearms should report directly to the airline counter to declare their weapon. A member of the Transportation Security Administration will, in most cases, ask the owner of the weapon to open the locked travel case.

Then, they will check to make sure the weapon is unloaded and if any ammunition is packaged appropriately. If there are any other state or local regulations that need to be followed, the TSA agent will comply with those rules as well. After these steps are followed, the weapon, locked securely in its hard-sided case, is transported safely to your destination as a checked bag.

Other Checking Gun Factors To Consider

Firearm parts, such as magazines, bolts, firing pins, etc. can’t from be in carry-on baggage. Even though these pieces are not connected to the actual weapon at the time of transport, they are not allowed in the passenger area of the airplane. They can also travel in checked baggage or with the properly packed firearm they belong to. The only item weapon-related that is able to travel in a carry-on bag is a rifle scope.

Another clearly stated rule by the Transportation Security Administration is that you cannot travel with a toy or replica weapon in carry-on baggage either. This is for the safety and well-being of the general public. Toy weapons can be transported in a regular suitcase or bag and checked at the airline counter as usual.

There is a chance that different airlines and airports have different rules and guidelines when it comes to traveling with firearms. Another thing to consider before your trip is that some places may have fees associated with checking a firearm. It would be wise to research ahead of time and choose to travel with an airline or airport that does not charge a fee for traveling with a weapon. This is especially important if you plan to travel with more than one firearm. Airline fees are rarely cheap, and can add up quickly.

Forgot to remove your firearm from carry-on?

Look accidents happen. I myself was trying to catch a 6:00AM flight and realized as my work bag was going through the X-Ray I had forgot to take my pistol out. The good news is as you saw above this is a pretty common occurrence lately. Every situation is different, but it will be okay. I was actually able to put my weapon in my vehicle and make my flight. I was still fined a hefty sum, by the TSA. When you are facing thousands of dollars in fines from the TSA, do not assume you should simply write a check. By working with an experienced defense attorney, your lawyer can request a hearing with lawyers from TSA and attempt to negotiate for lower fines.

Travel with Firearms Smartly

If flying with a firearm is necessary, make sure to research guidelines carefully well before the day of your trip. This gives you time to purchase any necessary safety equipment, or call TSA to ask questions or look for clarification. Once again, do not rely solely on this list for your information, as rules and guidelines can be updated frequently.

This article by Alex Joseph originally appeared at Gun News Daily in 2020 and is being reposted due to reader interest.

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Four days after the Oxford High School mass shooting, in which a 15 year old student killed four fellow students and wounded six other students and a teacher, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky posted a message on social media that included a photo of himself, his wife, and his five young adult children in front of their Christmas tree, with all family members grinning and holding assault weapons. The photo was accompanied by the message, “Merry Christmas. ps. Santa, please bring ammo.”

Apparently not wanting to be outdone, four days later, Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado posted a picture of herself and her four young sons in front of their Christmas tree, with all four sons holding assault rifles, and with the accompanying message, “The Boeberts have your six @RepThomasMassie! (No spare ammo for you, though.)”

These photos and the accompanying messages raise a legitimate question. Which do Representatives Massie and Boebert love more – their children or their guns.

Preventing Firearm Related Deaths and Injuries in the United States of America
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Revised February 17, 2019

Firearm related deaths and injuries are a serious public health problem in the United States of America, and the rate of gun related deaths in our country is currently at least ten times higher than the average rate for the other high income democratic countries of the world. It is the position of Americans Against Gun Violence that we have not only the ability, but also the moral responsibility, to reduce rates of firearm related deaths and injuries in our country to levels that are at or below the rates in other economically advanced democratic countries.

Like other gun violence prevention organizations, we support common sense firearm regulations. We believe, however, that common sense dictates that in order to reduce rates of gun violence in the United States to levels comparable to other high income democratic countries, we must adopt comparably stringent gun control laws – laws that go far beyond the limited measures currently being advocated by other U.S. gun violence prevention organizations. Specifically, we believe that we should follow the examples of Australia and the United Kingdom, both of which reacted swiftly and definitively following mass shootings in their countries over two decades ago, by banning civilian ownership of all automatic and semi-automatic rifles, as in the case of Australia, and by banning civilian ownership of all handguns, as in the case of the United Kingdom. We also believe that we should follow the example of every other high income democratic country in requiring registration of all firearms and licensing of all firearm owners. Finally, we believe that in the United States, as in all other economically advanced democratic countries, the burden of proof should be on any person seeking to acquire a gun to show convincing evidence that he or she needs one and can handle one safely, not on society to show evidence that he or she should not have a gun. And given the large body of evidence showing that there is no net protective value from owning or carrying a gun, “self defense” should not be automatically accepted as a reason for owning a gun in the United States, just as it is not accepted in most other high income democratic countries.

In the United States, like in other economically advanced democratic countries, stringent gun control laws need not prevent legitimate hunters and target shooters from pursuing their sports. As in those other countries, though, stringent regulation of civilian firearm ownership should be accompanied by stringent regulation of the use of lethal force by law enforcement officers.

The Second Amendment, as it was interpreted repeatedly by the Supreme Court and almost every lower court for the first 217 years of our nation’s history, is no obstacle to the adoption of the stringent gun control laws advocated by Americans Against Gun Violence. The 2008 Heller decision, however, in which a narrow 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court ruled that the District of Columbia’s partial ban on handgun ownership violated the Second Amendment, is a significant obstacle. In the Heller decision, five justices endorsed an interpretation of the Second Amendment that the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger had called “…one of the biggest pieces of fraud – I repeat the word, ‘fraud’ – on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.” It is the position of Americans Against Gun Violence that the Heller case was wrongly decided. In the short term, Heller should be overturned. In the long term, Americans Against Gun Violence advocates the adoption of a new constitutional amendment that clarifies the Second Amendment in a manner consistent with the following statement in the majority opinion in the Supreme Court’s 1980 Lewis decision:

The Second Amendment guarantees no right to keep and bear a firearm that does not have “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia.”

We are confident that one day, the United States will adopt stringent gun control laws comparable to the laws that have long been in effect in every other high income democratic country of the world. The only question is how many more innocent Americans will be killed and injured by guns before that day arrives. It is our mission to make that day come sooner rather than later.

How to handle a firearm safelyMichigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, pictured here, on May 26, in Washington, DC, is introducing legislation that would require the safe storage of firearms in the wake of the Oxford school shooting in her district that left four students dead last month.

By Daniella Diaz, CNN

(CNN) — Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin is introducing legislation on Wednesday that would require the safe storage of firearms in the wake of the Oxford school shooting in her district that left four students dead last month.

Slotkin’s legislation, called the “Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act,” would require gun owners to secure firearms away from a child if there’s potential access to them and would impose a penalty of up to five years of prison time for parents if a child injures themselves or others or uses the firearm in the commission of a crime.

It’s just the latest effort from Democratic lawmakers to try to enact gun safety legislation that has been repeatedly blocked by Republicans in Congress.

CNN has previously reported that prosecutors have alleged the Oxford shooter’s father bought the gun, and that the parents gave the weapon to their son as an early Christmas present. The parents, who each face four counts of involuntary manslaughter, are accused of giving their son unfettered access to the gun he’s accused of using.

“What really stood out in Oxford was the role that the parents played,” Slotkin, who is a moderate Democrat from a swing district, told CNN. “We came up with this bill, building on good work that others have done — both in the state of Michigan and also federally — and created a bill that would make it against the law for a person to keep an unsecured firearm if it’s reasonable the child could access that firearm.”

The introduction of the legislation comes the day after the nine-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In a video shared Tuesday, President Joe Biden called on the Senate to pass three bills — one on background checks, one aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of abusers and the Build Back Better Act, which includes programs for community violence intervention.

Earlier this year, Biden unveiled a set of executive actions aimed at taking certain guns out of the hands of criminals and pouring resources into community violence prevention. The actions included expanding background checks for certain types of guns, regulating stabilizing braces built for pistols, restricting weapons known as “ghost guns,” which can be built using parts and instructions purchased online, making new investments in intervention programs for violence-prone communities and creating model “red flag” legislation for states to pass.

But the limited scope of the President’s actions underscores the challenge he faces in getting legislation passed on guns in an evenly split and starkly divided Senate.

While Slotkin’s bill could pass the Democrat-controlled House if it’s put to a vote, it faces an uncertain fate in the Senate where Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to break a filibuster to advance the legislation.

Slotkin, who served three tours in Iraq alongside the US military as a CIA analyst, said she recognizes that she has an uphill battle ahead to get Republicans to sign onto her bill but hopes they will recognize the need for such a measure in the wake of the school shooting.

“I’m still hopeful,” she said. “I think it just reflects the fact that gun safety issues, unfortunately, have become these really political conversations. I’m trying to defy that.”

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Taking a hunter safety course is the first step to joining a wonderful community of conservationists! Hunters have a longstanding role as conservationists, helping keep wildlife populations at healthy levels and giving biologists valuable harvest data. Hunters also provide funding for wildlife management through the purchase of their license and a manufacturer-paid tax on firearms and ammunition. Without hunters, it would not be possible for the department to closely monitor and protect game and non-game species in our state.

Hunting is the ultimate way to connect with our state’s fantastic resources, bond with friends and family, and bring home excellent table fare. Maine offers some of the best hunting opportunities in the country. With over 17 million acres of extraordinary land and waterways, there’s so many options to explore. Here is what you need to know to get started by completing your firearms hunter safety course.

Firearm hunter safety courses are available in two different formats: online and traditional.


Students 16 and older can complete the firearms safety course online at The cost to register for the online course is $19.95. Upon successful completion of the online course, students can use their course completion voucher (hunter education card) to purchase a Maine firearm hunting license online or from a licensing agent (such as a town office or sporting goods store). Students are welcome to attend an in-person skills and exam session after completing the online course to obtain further skills and information if desired.

Please note: students ages 10-15 may complete the online course, but to become fully certified are required to then attend an in-person skills and exam session. Please see the junior hunting section of the Maine Hunting Laws for more information about junior hunter requirements.


Traditional in-person courses are available to all students and are taught by trained, certified volunteer instructors who meet state and international standards. Volunteer instructors provide valuable information to new hunters including insight into the sport of hunting, resources and support. In-person courses provide students the opportunity to ask questions of instructors and gain further guidance. There is typically no fee to complete a traditional in-person course, although some course hosts require a nominal fee to help cover facility rental or cleaning costs.

In-person courses require students to attend a 3-hour session of classroom instruction, then complete a workbook at home and then attend a skills and exam session.

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At the skills and exam session, students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, and must participate in workshop and session activities, bring a survival kit and pass a 50-question exam with a score of at least 70%.

Junior Hunters:
The Department encourages all junior hunters ages 10-15 to complete a hunter safety course to further their knowledge of safe hunting, proper firearm handling, outdoor survival, and more.

Hunter safety is not required for hunters ages 10-15 and hunters ages 10-15 may hunt with a junior hunting license. Once the hunter turns 16, they may hunt under the junior hunting license without taking hunter safety, OR can complete hunter safety and hunt under the adult license. Hunters under the age of 10 do not need to take hunter safety and do not need a hunting license. Learn more about junior hunters

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Completing a hunter safety course is just the first step toward a lifelong journey of learning and being a safe and successful hunter. Enhance your skills and boost your confidence with one of our many next step opportunities. Whether you want to learn more about hunting a certain species, need more practice with your method of harvest, or just want an opportunity to ask questions and connect with other hunters, our next step workshops are the perfect place to start.



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At Bellevue Gun Club safety is the primary objective. The range offers Action Target rifle-grade shooting stalls, NRA certified Range Safety Officers, and an EPA – OSHA – NIOSH certified air system to keep the air uncontaminated and as lead free as possible. We have a welcoming environment for both the serious, well-trained shooter, as well as the novice firearm enthusiast that wants to learn how to safely handle a handgun.

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Many gun aficionados have heralded the 9mm handgun as the ideal self-defense firearm, but despite its popularity, the “nine milli” is not the only worthy choice available.

On the contrary, the 10mm is making a big comeback and it’s got just as many excellent attributes as its counterpart.

First developed in 1983 thanks, in part, to the concerted efforts of the FBI and the Smith & Wesson gun company.

The 10mm is a rimless large pistol with a maximum pressure of 33,000 psi that has some serious power.

The findings of multiple ballistic gel tests found that the 10mm could travel more than 17 inches after impact whereas the 9mm could only travel 13 inches after impact.

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In other words, a 10mm could penetrate two people at center mass and continue traveling.

While the 10mm fell by the wayside for many years, recent advances in metallurgy have resulted in a surge in popularity. Modern pistol models are better equipped to handle the 10mm caliber than those built in the 1980s.

Today, we’re going to take a look our my top picks for best 10mm pistols.

For each, we’ll discuss what makes them a worthwhile purchase and why the 10mm is every bit as ideal a handgun as its nemesis, the nine millimeter.

Are you ready? Let’s get started.

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Things to Consider Before Purchasing a 10mm Pistol

To recap what we’ve already gone over in summary above, there are several considerations a gun owner should contemplate before making a 10mm pistol purchase.

The key factors to think about when selecting the weapon for your personal needs are durability, price point and reliability.


A lot of people think that gun accessories only apply to larger firearms like rifles and shotguns, but there are plenty of accessories for handguns as well.

Beretta offers a variety of handgun accessories including custom grips, lasers and lights, rear and front sights and magazines.

You’ll want to confirm how many rounds your 10mm pistol can hold before purchasing any magazines from such manufacturers.

I’m a big proponent of lasers and lights since they can enable the shooter to fire in any environment, whether it’s day or night.

Cabela’s carries my absolute favorite light, the Trijicon RMR Adjustable LED Reflex Sight. It’s a tad expensive at $349.00, but it’s worthy every penny.

You get a true-color multi-coated lens and eight adjustable brightness settings as well as a tritium phosphor lamp. The best part is, it’s powered by a single lithium battery. Each unit also comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.


Ammunition is every bit as important as the gun from which you fire it. The 10mm caliber is garnering a long-awaited and well-earned reputation among gun consumers, but brands and styles are an integral part of the shooting process.

Today, 10mm ammo is designed to make its forebears proud with 135 to 180 grain range that’s controllable and precise, providing the user excellent stopping power and ballistics.

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There is much debate among the online community as to which ammo is the best ammo for a 10mm handgun, but the general consensus seems to be this: You don’t want a load that tops out at the teetering edge of SAAMI specs, but you also don’t want something like a 230 grain load which will penetrate too deeply in a defensive situation.

You want ammunition that will fire cleanly from your firearm every time and you want each round to be accurate.

People seem to underestimate the 10mm pistol, perhaps because of its checkered past. But the truth is, it can do a lot of damage with very little. For this reason, a fairly mediocre bullet like a 165 grain Montana Gold can produce a substantial wound.

  • Underwood 165 grain Gold Dot
  • Hornady 175 grain Critical Duty
  • Reed’s 180 grain Golden Saber

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All of these loads will let you take care of business with varying degrees of penetration and performance, but none of them will let you down.

Keeping these tips in mind, let’s take a look at the top ten 10mm’s, and what makes them unique.

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hey guys Jeff over here at the Armory today we’re talking about the Form 4473 this form is the form you fill out every single time that you buy a firearm from an FFL dealer this doesn’t apply to private sales median guy in a parking lot or buying one from your dad or you know your brother or whatever this is only for when you buy one from an FFL dealer I’ve heard that mistakes on this form are the reason why over 80% of all FFLs end up losing their license and I can see the I can see how that would be true these forms have to be filled out to the best of your ability meaning you have to you have to print clearly you can’t use abbreviations where you’re not supposed to the questions on the yes or no questions they can’t be wrong at all you can’t sound like you can get 70% wrong or some or 70% right on them and then still pass you have to get them all right or there it’s a no-go a lot of reasons why FF ELLs lose their licenses because these are either not filled out when they should be o

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