CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – There are strict rules about what you can and cannot bring on a plane and Monday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, a TSA official demonstrated the right why to pack a gun.
The weapon must be locked in a hard gun case. The traveler then needs to bring the case to the check-in counter at the airport – not the security check point.
TSA Agent Lisa Farbstein said, “You go to your check in counter and your airline representative will give you some forms to fill out. You fill out those forms and a police officer will make sure that it’s packaged properly and you’ve done the proper declaration. And then they’ll make sure it goes into the belly of the plane. And that’s the bottom line. It should never go to the check point.”
Airports across the country have stopped more than 900 passengers with guns packed the wrong way this year alone.