September 23, 2006

Flying with your cam? Better bring a pistol.

Having borrowed some nice photo gear from the Photoshop QE locker this weekend, I’m getting acquainted with the travel pains it brings. New TSA rules mean anything from hassle (at best) to smashed glass, lost lenses, etc. This state of affairs drives quite a bit of commentary from photogs, culminating with a rather brilliant suggestion: why not ensure the safety of checked gear by packing a starter pistol in each camera case? Check out the post for full details, and happy shooting (ba-dum, tssch!). (Hmm, I wonder if a Jerky Cannon would suffice?) [Via Andrew Shebanow & William Gregory]

Posted by John Nack at 2:06 PM on September 23, 2006


  • BWJones — 7:14 AM on September 24, 2006

    Of course it should be noted that packing your cameras with a sidearm (starter pistol or something more substantial) when traveling to other places within the US is a possibility, it will lead to jail time if traveling to many other countries.

  • Bill Dolan — 10:54 PM on September 27, 2006

    There was a story in the Chicago Tribune this summer about guns being stolen from checked luggage at O’Hare. It seems that it is a common problem that the officials (TSA, airlines, etc.) are having trouble resolving.
    I couldn’t find the story on the Trib website, but a Google search turned up a lot as this story was picked up nationally.

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