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Using a gun to safely check camera gear at airport

http://lifehacker.com/5448014/pack-a-gun-to-protect-valuables-from-airline-theft-or-loss

by Andrew Stanbridge at 2010-01-15 01:32:34 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I’ve always loved this site, this a great idea.

by Christopher Guess | 15 Jan 2010 04:01 | Madison, United States | | Report spam→
Great idea… should go out and buy a starter gun. Not too sure I’d want my Glock in my luggage on some trips!

by Jessica McGlothlin | 15 Jan 2010 15:01 | Bozeman, Montana, United States | | Report spam→
Bear in mind that possession of guns — long guns, handguns, whatever — in many countries is a crime. I don’t know about starter guns, but my suspicion is that law enforcement officers in such countries aren’t going to accept fine distinctions about whether it is a weapon or not. So as clever as this might seem on the surface, it could be a really troublesome thing in the end. Even if you convinced those foreign law enforcement people the starter gun was harmless, in the mean time they probably would also take possession of your kit and its “integrity” might be lost, so to speak.

by [former member] | 15 Jan 2010 16:01 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
You are taking all the fun out of travel Neal =)

by Andrew Stanbridge | 15 Jan 2010 16:01 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Is this true or just an urban myth?

by James Colburn | 15 Jan 2010 17:01 | McAllen, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
If it sounds too good to be true, etc. My main client would probably not appreciate my carrying a firearm when I travel for them. That said, I believe this is recommended for the 50 states only.
The real problem are the airlines. They don’t want you to carry-on much stuff. Therefore you need to check luggage. But that costs money. Then it might get stolen since we can’t use real locks on the old Pelican case. It’s just gotten silly. Silly.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 15 Jan 2010 19:01 | Texas, United States | | Report spam→
It’s a great idea, but not sure how well this works abroad?

by marius sortland myklebust | 16 Jan 2010 12:01 | Oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
I wouldn’t try it! Doesn’t mater where heading. More likely I’d use a framed picture of some SEAL troopers.

by Malin Popescu | 03 Feb 2010 16:02 | Bucharest, Romania | | Report spam→
The assertion that it’s “extra tracked” is dubious to me. I believe it is scanned at the counter, and all of the other standard points along the way as is the case with all other luggage. Nothing more, nothing less. The only difference I see is that this allows you to lock your luggage with non TSA locks, at airports where you normally wouldn’t be able to (without the risk of them being cut anyways).

I’ve known several people who have had their firearms lost/pilfered from their check in luggage.

by Tommy Huynh | 03 Feb 2010 18:02 | San Antonio, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Andrew Stanbridge, Photographer Andrew Stanbridge
Photographer
Addis Ababa , Ethiopia
Christopher Guess, Documentary Photojournali Christopher Guess
Documentary Photojournali
Brooklyn , United States ( LGA )
Jessica McGlothlin, Photographer, Writer Jessica McGlothlin
Photographer, Writer
Manchester, Vermont , United States
James Colburn, Photographer/Photo Editor James Colburn
Photographer/Photo Editor
Omaha, Nebraska , United States ( OMA )
John Robert Fulton Jr., Photographs John Robert Fulton Jr.
Photographs
Spring Lake, Michigan , United States
marius sortland myklebust, design/photo-aficionado marius sortland myklebust
design/photo-aficionado
Wellington , New Zealand
Malin Popescu, Engineer Malin Popescu
Engineer
Bucharest , Romania
Tommy Huynh, Travel & Corporate Photog Tommy Huynh
Travel & Corporate Photog
Houston , United States


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