I was just buying some airline tickets a little while ago and it made me think. Airlines do not insure items like iPods and such in checked bags any more. That does not bother me because I can carry my more expensive items in my carry on so that they are not stolen. Airlines require that I check my handgun into checked baggage. That is the only way I can take it with me. I cannot take it carry on. Since carry on is not an option with firearms, do you believe airlines should have to insure your gun. Since they are forciing you to allow them to take custody of it should they have to pay if it is lost?