GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Department of Homeland Security offers some tips on how to safely transport firearms and ammunition on an airplane when traveling.
First and foremost, you are only allowed to transport a firearm if it is unloaded in a locked container as checked baggage not a carry-on.
The same rule applies for ammunition - which also has to be placed in your checked baggage.
Firearm magazines and ammunition clips, whether loaded or empty, must also be placed in a locked container.
You must let the airline know when you check your bag that you are traveling with a firearm and/or ammunition. There could be limitations or fees that may apply.
Members of law enforcement who wish to travel with firearms or ammunition are asked to follow a different protocol.
If you have questions regarding this, remember you can always contact the TSA Contact Center.