Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Miss Your Flight, Spend Four Days In Jail

At the Volokh Conspiracy, the Strange Case of Revell vs. Port Authority.

Passenger books flight involving a change of planes in Newark, New Jersey. (That was his first mistake right there.)

He was transporting a properly declared handgun and, in a separate, locked container, ammunition for same.

His flight was late arriving in Newark and he missed his connection. He collected his luggage and spent the night in a hotel. Ye Gods! In Newark?

The next morning he returned to the airport and attempted to check in for the next flight to his ultimate destination, Allentown, PA. He declared the unloaded firearm and was immediately arrested.

Interesting case and discussion of the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA).

2 comments:

幸雨 said...

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour..............................................

Old NFO said...

There was a Norwegian competitive shooter (IPSC) arrested under similar circumstances about 4 years ago... That one blew up into an international incident... There is actually a law firm that specializes in these cases!!!