Originally Posted by Dexters
Thanks for the info.
When you stop and think about it for a minute - the gun is in checked luggage. There is no way a passenger could find the bag while in flight and get to the gun. All the precautions are really a waste of time.
I think it has more to do with all the other people who have contact with the bag from the time you leave it--put it in their custody-- and when you get it back. Also, there are some ways to access the luggage area from the cabin, though travelers are not permitted to.