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  •  I didn't buy anybody a gun for Christmas, but... (3+ / 0-)

    ...I did buy my wife a machete for Christmas a few years back for gardening while visiting her country, since that's what she was used to using as a child.

    By then, her immigration status here in this country had improved considerably, so that wasn't a problem (or we wouldn't have been flying in the first place...lol), and our biggest concern was following the proper procedures for packing it in luggage after 9/11 for the flight back into this country.

    An HR from a member of the RKBA is like an F rating from the NRA
    ---We Shall Overcome (12/3/13)---

    by earlybird on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 08:13:29 PM PST

    •  What were the rules? (3+ / 0-)
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      Anything special?

      "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

      by LilithGardener on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 08:26:14 PM PST

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      •  Just to put it in chacked luggage. (4+ / 0-)

        Beyond that, nothing special.

        I had originally planned to buy it for her during our Christmas vacation in 2001, but the 9/11 attack intervened just a couple on months earlier, and it didn't seem too cool to try to carry a machete on an airplane at the time.

        So we waited a few years, but eventually I checked into it and went ahead, after learning that it wouldn't be a problem.

        We were still very conscious of what we had packed in checked luggage during the entire trip (and told them about it as we checked it in at the airport), so I'm quite skeptical when people claim to have simply "forgotten" the loaded guns in their carryon bags that the TSA keeps finding each and every week.

        Nobody who travels on an airplane these days can ever simply forget anything that could be construed as a weapon in their luggage.

        It just don't believe it.

        It can't happen. Not possible. Such people are simply lying.

        An HR from a member of the RKBA is like an F rating from the NRA
        ---We Shall Overcome (12/3/13)---

        by earlybird on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 08:47:59 PM PST

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    •  You know they sell machetes here, right? (1+ / 0-)
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      Good ones too

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 04:13:58 AM PST

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      •  I suppose so. I never looked into it. (1+ / 0-)
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        My wife wanted one from her country.

        She's kinda' funny about stuff like that sometimes.

        We used to bring a suitcase full of coffee back with us every time we traveled, since we always had extra space coming back, but we got tired of security poking holes in the coffee bags when we checked our luggage for the return trip.

        That gets old really, really fast.

        An HR from a member of the RKBA is like an F rating from the NRA
        ---We Shall Overcome (12/3/13)---

        by earlybird on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 06:08:48 AM PST

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