How to travel with firearms on airlines and in your vehicle in Oklahoma

TSA sign in Milwaukee Airport
for the put-it-all back-together 
area after going through security.

So you maybe you would like to fly to OKC to shoot pheasants with us on February 22 in Tecumseh at Quailridge.  What do you need to do to get your gun on the airplane.  How to travel with guns on an airplane for beginners is one of the easiest to read articles that I have found.  Of course if you are in a gun friendly state like Texas or a state with a lot of hunters like Colorado you will be dealing with airline personnel and TSA agents who deal with gun travelers on a regular basis.  If you are flying with a gun for the first time please do yourself a favor and follow the advice given.

Now if you are a good old boy used to throwing you gun in the back seat or on the floor of your pickup truck in Texas, full of ammo and uncased you won’t be breaking the law until you cross the Red River into Okie Land and then when you get pulled over for having out-of-state plates and doing 5 over the speed limit by a cop who needs to meet his quota you is in a heap of trouble.  Oklahoma has regulations that require long guns to be cased and they like for the ammo to be separate.  I think this is because too many damn, dumb Okies like to ride up and down section lines and shoot all sorts of critters.  So my recommendation is to case your guns and keep them and your ammo out of sight, in your trunk or behind the seat of your pickup cause you ain’t in Texas.

Along those line you also don’t want to have a loaded pistol within reach unless you have an up to date CHL and if you do have a CHL then you can open carry in Oklahoma which you can’t do in Texas.  These are some general points passed on for your information and if you do follow these points and run afoul of the law, you are on your own because there must have been something else you should know that I have not told you and that is your responsibility.

About the Author

Joe McElyea
I am an original member and founder of the esteemed High Plains Shooting and Dining Society which is dedicated to fellowship of bird hunters and shooters who also enjoy finding great local places to eat large, unhealthy portions of breaded and fried meats and gravies washed down with the appropriate libations. I am also a retired old man who enjoys fishing, shooting and my wonderful family.