TSA Regulations regarding Self Defense Weapons

TSA Regulations regarding Self Defense Weapons

We get alot of questions about bringing items on planes during vacations. We have sifted through some of the information on the TSA web site and found the current regulations regarding items and related items listed in our store. We hope this information is helpful to you..

Please note that it is up to you, the consumer and holder of such items, to check for the most recent regulations regarding these weapons. We assume no responsibility if the below posted information changes after the post date.

Sharp Objects

 Carry-onChecked
Box CuttersNoYes
Ice Axes/Ice PicksNoYes
Knives – except for plastic or round bladed butter knivesNoYes
Meat CleaversNoYes
Razor-Type Blades – such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors.NoYes
SabersNoYes
Scissors – metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inchesYesYes
SwordsNoYes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

Guns & Firearms

 Carry-onChecked
Ammunition – Check with your airline or travel agent to see if ammunition is permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. If ammunition is permitted, it must be declared to the airline at check-in. Small arms ammunitions for personal use must be securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply. Read our Firearms & Ammunition section.NoYes
BB gunsNoYes
Compressed Air GunsNoYes
Firearms – firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read our Firearms & Ammunition section.NoYes
Flare Guns – May be carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the airline at check-in. Read our section on Camping.NoYes
FlaresNoNo
Gun LightersNoYes
Gun Powder including black powder and percussion capsNoNo
Parts of Guns and FirearmsNoYes
Pellet GunsNoYes
Realistic Replicas of FirearmsNoYes
Starter PistolsNoYes
NOTE: Check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees, if any, that apply. All of the firearms listed above, as well the frame or receiver of such firearms, carried as checked baggage, MUST be unloaded, packed in locked hard-sided gun case, and declared to your airline at check-in.

 

Martial Arts & Self Defense Items

 Carry-onChecked
Billy ClubsNoYes
Black JacksNoYes
Brass KnucklesNoYes
KubatonsNoYes
Mace/Pepper Spray – One 118 ml or 4 Fl. oz. container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge. For more information visit www.faa.gov., click on Passengers, then Preparing to Fly.NoYes
Martial Arts WeaponsNoYes
Night SticksNoYes
NunchakusNoYes
Stun Guns/Shocking DevicesNoYes
Throwing StarsNoYes
NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Security Officers.

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