I am thinking of flying to Pennsylvania to visit family. What happens if the plane gets diverted to NYC because of weather? I will be taking an AR and my handgun.
If you must bring your gun(s), and you get diverted to NY or NJ, do NOT take possession of your luggage. Insist that the airlines keep them and transfer them. If you take possession and then re-check your bags (and declare your firearm), you WILL be going to jail.
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Call the airline and see what their policies are. I got connecting flights and didn't ever have to claim my guns. I would imagine, a "layover" due to weather would be the same. However, it would depend. But best to confirm.
I would not take them personally. If so worried about having them, ship them FFL to FFL and pick up in Pennsylvania.
I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up