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Here is the TSA's advice about Flying with guns and ammunition:

(From the TSA website)

You may only transport firearms, ammunition and firearm parts in your checked baggage. Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts are prohibited from carry-on baggage.

There are certain limited exceptions for law enforcement officers who may fly armed by meeting the requirements of Title 49 CFR ยง 1544.219. Law enforcement officers should read TSA policies on traveling with guns.

The key regulatory requirements to transporting firearms, firearm parts or ammunition in checked baggage are:

[The TSA] and other authorities strictly enforce these regulations. Violations can result in criminal prosecution and civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation.

Airlines may have their own additional requirements on the carriage of firearms and the amount of ammunition that you may have in your checked baggage. Therefore, travelers should also contact the airline regarding its firearm and ammunition carriage policies.

Also, please note that many other countries have different laws that address transportation and possession of firearms. If you are traveling internationally, please check with the authorities at your destination about their requirements.

Transporting Guns

If you are taking your gun with you somewhere you need to be aware of local laws. As far as safety goes, be sure the guns are unloaded. Most of the time you should have them in a box in the trunk. You should also never leave your vehicle unlocked with a gun in it (this is illegal in Washington state) your vehicle needs to be locked and the gun needs to be out of sight. Gun racks look cool, but are not the safest way to transport your guns.

Flying with guns is another story. You can take your gun with you, but you may only take guns, ammunition, and gun parts in your checked luggage. None of these items are allowed in your carry-on. Read this advice from the Transportation Safety Administration.

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