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    If the county/city owns the airport, and we cannot carry, even encased, in a government building, how do we take firearms on the plane?

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    Federal law states we can take firearms from one place we can legally posses them to another and prescribes the manner in which it is to be done. I forgot the law. Someone will cite it soon and we cancheck it against State Statute 941.235 which is thefirearms prohibited in public buildings statute. I would find it but I am very sleepy. We'll pick this up tomorrow.

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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    If the county/city owns the airport, and we cannot carry, even encased, in a government building, how do we take firearms on the plane?
    I suppose it's because we're carrying per federal law, which trumps state law. I've never had any significant problems taking a gun into an airport for a flight. In fact, in Orlando once they apparently thought I was a LEO (which is a hoot--- look at my picture) and were about ready to let me take it into the passenger cabin. Even in liberal Madison, absolutely no problems at the airport. Each airport seems to handle it a little differently-- it has ranged from them hardly wanting to see the gun, up to going in the back room with the TSA (out of sight of other passengers-- horrors!)

    Only problem was the flight to Orlando, the luggage was lost for a few hours--- I worried about the gun, but eventually everything showed up.
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    Also, you have to remember that the prohibition against firearms in government buildings is not 100% absolute. You can take a firearm into a state or locally owned government building with permission of the proper authorities. We have permission of the proper authority to take your gun into the airport, as long as it's done within the TSA's rules.


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    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

    PART I - CRIMES

    CHAPTER 44 - FIREARMS

    -HEAD-

    Sec. 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    -STATUTE-

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or

    regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any

    person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from

    transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to

    transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he

    may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place

    where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during

    such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the

    firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible

    or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such

    transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle

    without a compartment separate from the driver's compartment the

    firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container

    other than the glove compartment or console.
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    I wonder if the 'lawful purpose' of 18 USC 44, 926 is the same lawful purpose in the Wisconsin Constitution Article I, Section 25
    Right to keep and bear arms. SECTION 25. [As created Nov. 1998] The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose. [1995 J.R. 27, 1997 J.R. 21, vote November 1998]

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    Last time I flew (pre 9-11) All I had to do was to place a tag on the gun case that declared it was a firearm, and put that case inside of my regular checked luggage.They did not want the firearm tag visible on the outside of the regular luggage becuase it may be a target for theft.

    I am sureif youcalltheairline you choose to use,they willfill you in on proper firearm flying procedures. It was no hassle at all back in the day.

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    Nutczak wrote:
    Last time I flew (pre 9-11) All I had to do was to place a tag on the gun case that declared it was a firearm, and put that case inside of my regular checked luggage.They did not want the firearm tag visible on the outside of the regular luggage becuase it may be a target for theft.

    I am sureif youcalltheairline you choose to use,they willfill you in on proper firearm flying procedures. It was no hassle at all back in the day.
    Sounds like the same procedure currently used. I've been asked to stand by once or twice while they x-rayed my suitcase, but then they gave me the thumbs up and off I went.
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    Shotgun wrote:
    Nutczak wrote:
    Last time I flew (pre 9-11) All I had to do was to place a tag on the gun case that declared it was a firearm, and put that case inside of my regular checked luggage.They did not want the firearm tag visible on the outside of the regular luggage becuase it may be a target for theft.

    I am sureif youcalltheairline you choose to use,they willfill you in on proper firearm flying procedures. It was no hassle at all back in the day.
    Sounds like the same procedure currently used. I've been asked to stand by once or twice while they x-rayed my suitcase, but then they gave me the thumbs up and off I went.
    I've flown in and out of Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, and Green Bay -- no issues.

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