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If somebody is a US Resident, owns a Semi auto Glock. Has local Permit to carry a concealed weapon. What if this person wanted to fly with this hand gun internationally with him for his personal safety. The destination is Dhaka,Bangladesh and the layover is in Dubai and Kolkata, India. This page helps but does not provide all the information. Also, since I will be flying locally within the US to take the international flight, is it possible to fly in Delta (public airlines) with the gun ?

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I would think removing 1 would be better. –  Karlson May 31 '13 at 19:27
And #4 needs to be made its own question. –  Flimzy May 31 '13 at 19:33
Which countries specifically? Most (I think all) EU countries require a license except for hunting guns. Your US permit doesn't mean anything outside the US (and perhaps Canada). Even if you're in transit, I'm not sure they'd allow a gun in your checked baggage without first obtaining the appropriate permit. Do be aware that in most of Europe, it is not considered normal to use guns for self-defense, only for hunting. –  Gilles May 31 '13 at 19:46
I would suggest that since the 1-3 cannot reasonably be answered without making a big list-o-answers (they are not practical, answerable questions as they stand), and the only answer refers to just sub question 4, that you should edit your question down to just this one practical, answerable question. –  Mark Booth Jun 1 '13 at 23:07
General only: In many countries (NZ where I live being one) your personal safety would be much enhanced by leaving your Glock at home. Statistical information indicates that this also is likely to be generally true in the US if you include the safety of your family, friends and harmless genuine callers to your home in the safety stats. Some people may have enough training, discernment and self control for this to not apply, but this is not the statistical norm. –  Russell McMahon Jan 4 at 6:33

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The answer at least as far as Delta is concerned is simple and is listed under Special Items Section of the baggage handling page it also refers to page from TSA on security regulations.

So it is as simple as declaring it and following the regulations listed

Shooting Equipment

Shooting equipment is allowed as checked baggage only. It must fit within the very specific criteria that we outline below.

  • Declare to the Delta representative that you are checking a firearm.
  • Declare the existence of a firearm to security personnel if there's a security checkpoint before the Delta counter.
  • All firearms must be declared by the passenger to a Delta representative at the main ticket counter.
  • Present firearm(s) unloaded and sign a "Firearms Unloaded" declaration.
  • Firearms must be packed in a locked manufacturer's hard-sided container specifically designed for the firearm, a locked hard–sided gun case or a locked hard-sided piece of luggage. Handguns may be packed in a locked hard-sided gun case, and then packed inside an unlocked soft-sided piece of luggage. However, a Conditional Acceptance Tag must be used in this case.
  • Maintain entry permits in your possession for the country or countries of destination or transit.
  • Ensure small arms ammunition is packed in the manufacturer's original package or securely packed in fiber, wood, plastic or metal boxes and provide separation for cartridges.
  • You are responsible for knowledge of and compliance with all Federal, State or local laws regarding the possession and transportation of firearms. For more information about this regulation you can visit the TSA website.
  • If you are transporting a firearm to the United Kingdom, a permit from the United Kingdom is specifically required. You must contact the United Kingdom for more information about securing this permit.
  • Ammunition in excess of 11 lbs. per passenger or that contains potential projectiles is not allowed.

Pistols and accessories must be included in one case and contain:

  • Pistol telescopes
  • Noise suppressors
  • A small pistol tool case
  • No more than 11 lbs. (5 kg) of ammunition

Rifles and shotguns must be packaged as follows:

  • One hard sided case containing up to four rifles, shotguns, shooting materials, tools
  • One hard sided case containing up to five handguns, one scope, tools
  • One bow and quiver of arrows and maintenance kit enclosed in a case or container strong enough to protect the bow and quiver from accidental damage
  • No more than 11 lbs. (5 kg) of ammunition

An excess baggage fee will apply if checking more than one gun case.

I've personally witnessed someone from a Hungarian shooting team transporting their rifle through JFK using Lufthansa. And basically the procedures where as listed above. They declared it. Made sure it was unloaded. Secured in the Gun case. Special form was filled out by TSA and the rifle was tagged and sent on its merry way.

The issue is that traveling to some destinations having a gun other then for the purpose of transport through a destination with an out of state license may be illegal like in the case of New York City.

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And in some countries it would just be illegal anyway...such as the UK. –  Rory Alsop May 31 '13 at 20:41
@RoryAlsop There is a point specific to UK: If you are transporting a firearm to the United Kingdom, a permit from the United Kingdom is specifically required. You must contact the United Kingdom for more information about securing this permit. –  Karlson May 31 '13 at 20:42
No, I mean the OP's semi-automatic. It doesn't count as a hunting weapon - so is not permitted. –  Rory Alsop May 31 '13 at 20:43
@RoryAlsop That's as far as law is concerned. I know people who went hunting with fully automatic AKs. –  Karlson May 31 '13 at 20:45
Law is kind of the important thing here. You try and bring an automatic weapon into the UK and you will have an awful lot of trouble. –  Rory Alsop May 31 '13 at 20:46

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