Travel Tip: Don’t Bring Spent Brass in Your Carry-On, Like I Did

Heading home from this week’s gun-industry trade show in Calgary, I was at the airport waiting for my luggage to come through the X-ray when the image of a relatively large brass cartridge case in my carry-on luggage caught the eye of the screening agent.

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RCMP Used to Issue 140,000 ATTs Per Year

RCMP Authorization to Transport FirearmsThe RCMP used to issue about 140,000 Authorizations To Transport (ATT) firearms each year to civilians who asked for permission to take their guns from the store to home, or from home to the target range, the gunsmith or the airport.

Most of them were for target practice and sports shooting, the RCMP said in a notice in the Canada Gazette dated Aug. 12, 2015. ATTs could be valid for as long as five years.

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Dear RCMP ATT Group: Thank you, and Goodbye

The whole idea of applying to the police for an Authorization to Transport (ATT) a firearm is absurd, confusing and wasteful to me, and to every gun enthusiast I’ve spoken with. When the subject comes up at the shooting range or the dinner table, we shake our heads and roll our eyes at the misguidedness of Canadian lawmakers.

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