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Carrying a .38 in your flight bag

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gas_pumps

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It used to be that it was either recommended or required that you carry certain items including a firearm when flying in Alaska. I understand that has been somewhat relaxed. However; it seems like a smart idea to carry an effective sidearm in the flight bag when flying anywhere. In the great southwest, there are a million places to land easily in case of engine failure, but I would feel much more comfortable if I had my .357 and some ammo on board. I have some .38 shot shells which are great for small varmints and especially rattlers. Do I need to have a concealed weapons permit to carry one in the flight bag? What would happen if I cross state lines out of California?
 

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