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  • Want your checked baggage to be secure? Fly with a gun

    OLD? Maybe, but...

    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...ive_camer.html

    Oddly enough this Bruce Schneier article is on how to secure your cameras, but the advice applies to pretty much any case you don't want your checked baggage fucked with:

    A "weapons" is defined as a rifle, shotgun, pistol, airgun, and STARTER PISTOL. Yes, starter pistols - those little guns that fire blanks at track and swim meets - are considered weapons...and do NOT have to be registered in any state in the United States.

    I have a starter pistol for all my cases. All I have to do upon check-in is tell the airline ticket agent that I have a weapon to declare...I'm given a little card to sign, the card is put in the case, the case is given to a TSA official who takes my key and locks the case, and gives my key back to me.

    That's the procedure. The case is extra-tracked...TSA does not want to lose a weapons case. This reduces the chance of the case being lost to virtually zero.

    It's a great way to travel with camera gear...I've been doing this since Dec 2001 and have had no problems whatsoever.
    So there you have it. TSA will take extra good care of you checked baggage if there's any worries of some terrorist finding their way into the cargo hold and snatching your gun from your checked baggage.

    I guess crazy terrorist paranoia works both ways.
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    Re: Want your checked baggage to be secure? Fly with a gun

    Might I interject Deviant's Packing And The Friendly Skies link. As well as his talk at DC17, and various other cons. Schneier has some good info, but Deviant kinda beat him to the punch a bit.

    [EDIT]
    just noticed the date on Schneier's page. Not sure when DO started his project. Either way, sound advice.
    Last edited by sintax_error; January 13, 2010, 22:02. Reason: Date Check
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