Flying with a gun isn’t a troublesome process, however Americans should abide by federal, state, native and worldwide legal guidelines to keep away from incidents just like the one Saturday at an Atlanta airport.

An “accidental discharge” of a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport over the weekend created chaos and frightened vacationers. Officials introduced there was not an energetic shooter after quite a few social media posts indicated that passengers had been evacuating elements of America’s busiest airport.


(The Associated Press)


According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), vacationers “may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only.”

Associated Press

Associated Press

In a set of pointers and guidelines, TSA says vacationers should “declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter,” and the firearm’s container “must completely secure the firearm from being accessed.” TSA additionally states that “locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted.”

Local, state and worldwide legal guidelines regulating weapons, which vacationers ought to make themselves conscious of prior to a journey, fluctuate and may end up in authorized points if they aren’t adopted correctly.

Two airplane pilots pass by a line of passengers while waiting at a security check-in line at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, ahead of Fourth of July weekend, July 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File) 

Two airplane pilots go by a line of passengers whereas ready at a safety check-in line at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, forward of Fourth of July weekend, July 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File) 

As famous in TSA rules, bringing “an unloaded firearm with accessible ammunition to the security checkpoint carries the same civil penalty/fine as bringing a loaded firearm to the checkpoint.”

Additionally, TSA famous that gun elements — together with magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins — are prohibited in carry-on baggage however could also be transported in checked baggage. Replica weapons, together with toys, are additionally to be transported in checked baggage solely.

Ammunition is prohibited in carry-on baggage, however it could be transported in checked baggage. 

For extra info on guidelines relating to traveling with weapons and ammunition, click here

Fox News’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this text.