How to Fly With a Handgun


The travel season is upon us, and sometimes, traveling with a firearm can be tough. As a law-abiding citizen, you may be wondering how to fly with a handgun. In this video, former State Prosecutor Tom Grieve will give you some quick tips.

How Do I Fly With a Handgun?

The first thing you need to know is that everything needs to be unloaded and in a case. The case must be hard-sided with a lock. And ammunition needs to be separate. In some instances, depending on the airline, the ammo will need to be in the original box from the manufacturer.

You need to declare your gun at check-in. And don’t be surprised by several follow-up questions. Your possession of a firearm needs to be legal in both the state you’re flying out of and the state you’re flying into. So check the laws ahead of time. There’s no need to be concerned; just be aware.

About Tom Grieve

Attorney Tom Grieve is one of the most respected criminal-defense lawyers in Wisconsin. A highly awarded former prosecutor, he started Grieve Law, LLC, which is one of the top criminal-defense firms in the state. He developed a nuanced knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has also received his certification as a firearms instructor and participates as a speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, national expos and training videos. He is even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous TV and radio stations as well as college and law school campuses.

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