Why was mentally ill Florida shooting suspect allowed to carry a gun and bullets in his luggage? A look at TSA and airline guidelines in wake of lone shooter’s rampage…(Uh, False Flag…)
Esteban Santiago, 26, opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport today
Santiago was within his rights to carry his gun unloaded in his checked baggage
Firearms and ammunition must be carried in checked luggage only
By FORREST HANSON
7 January 2017
A lone shooter opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida this afternoon.
Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, claimed his bag, went to the bathroom to load his handgun and then started shooting people, killing five and wounding eight.
Santiago was within his rights to carry his gun unloaded in his checked baggage.
The TSA’s rules state that a firearm must be unloaded and placed in a locked hard-sided container that completely secures the firearm as checked baggage.
His firearm would have had to have been declared at the counter.
Ammunition may also only go in checked baggage, either in a secure box or in the same hard-sided case as a firearm.