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Flying in to/out of Colorado

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Kevatc, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    With all the new anti-gun legislation I am curious if flying into and out of Denver is going to change when I take my handgun with me? I will be flying in to DEN and connecting with a flight to Wyoming so I don't think I would have any issues because I will never have my baggage untl my final destination. I have 13 round magazines. If these are in my baggage will that be an issue? Will I have an issue connecting back through DEN?
     
  2. hatchj

    hatchj Milwaukie, OR Member

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    from what i've heard. isn't it 15 round capacity?
     
  3. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    good question.. what if i am going to gun training somewhere and have to connect in colorado on my flight. get delayed, have to spend the night, and now i am detained and arrested for having 30 round magazines in my check in luggage, as well as ar-15's..
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well the Outdoor Chanel stopped production in Colorado cause they didn't want to risk getting any of their people detained on gun charges since the new laws are all convoluted

    Sooo good luck!:thumbup:
     
  5. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Colorados new law is 15 rounds....

    I seem to recall reading sometime, on the internet, about something similar, about passing though/laying over, in a state with laws against ARs/high cap mags...and the consensus was its in checked baggaged/secured and you stated and are finishing your flight in states where they were legal, so you were good. With that said, YMMV, you get what you pay for, and I'm not a lawyer.
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like what the FOPA safe passage provision addresses.
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That should hold true in NY too, but they regularly arrest and charge people who have an emergency overnight stay.
     
  8. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    The problem is - if you have an emergency overnight stay, most airports refuse to hold onto your checked luggage. Once you take possession of it, FOPA no longer applies.
     
  9. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Could you just not claim your baggage and come back and have it forwarded on to your destination?
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If the luggage isn't claimed they auction it off, not sure how long you have to have it forwarded though.
     
  11. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Last summer I flew into DEN on Southwest. They don't transfer bags to the small regional carriers which I found out the hard way. After a few phone calls I got SW to deliver my bag to a regional carrier and had it flown right into my hometown the next day. Oh ya ... and it had my handgun in it.