Have Gun, Will Travel

You’ve heard of the 3-1-1 rule for liquids and gels in carry-on luggage? You can carry up to 3 ounces of a given liquid or gel, you must put it in a 1-quart zip-top bag and each passenger may carry 1 bag.

How about the 0-0-0 rule for guns in carry-on luggage? Heard of that one?

Really, this story about people getting stopped with handguns in their carry-on bags at Arkansas airports has me wondering. Why am I fussing about whether my toothpaste is a gel and the size of the baggie I carry it in?

I realize that many of my fellow citizens carry guns around the same way I carry a water bottle and Chapstick.  But while I have learned that I can’t take the water bottle through security at the airport, some people apparently are still forgetting to leave their guns home.

Among the people making this mistake in Arkansas was the governor’s son.

So, allow me to give the TSA a little help on this one. I will explain the 0-0-0 rule: You may carry on no guns, which may not be put in a  bag, with a maximum of no guns per passenger.


One thought on “Have Gun, Will Travel

  1. Edward Fournier

    We gun carrying people have never been able to carry a weapon on board. We have to state the fact that we have an unloaded weapon in an approved container and that it is locked. Our baggage was identified internally by having an orange card that stated that it was checked and verified. Your 0-0-0 is not exactly correct. Passengers are allowed and always have been allowed to cary firearms in their luggage as long as it is checked in properly at checkin time and it was NEVER allowed in the passenger compartment. There are many valid reasons why law abiding people have a need to cary firearms.


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