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Criminal Resource Manual 1413 Carrying Weapons Or Explosives Aboard Aircraft

1413

Carrying Weapons or Explosives Aboard Aircraft

Section 46505(a) of Title 49 contains the definition of "loaded firearm."
Section 46505(b) of Title 49 (formerly 49 U.S.C. App. §  1472(l)(1)) contains misdemeanor penalties for: (1) boarding, or attempting to board an aircraft in, or intended for operation in, air transportation or intrastate air transportation, by a person possessing, on or about his/her person or property, a concealed deadly or dangerous weapon which is, or would be, accessible to him/her in flight; (2) placing or attempting to place aboard any such aircraft a loaded firearm in the baggage or other property not accessible to passengers in flight; and (3) placing or attempting to place aboard any such aircraft any bomb or similar explosive or incendiary device. Section 46505(c) makes it a felony for anyone who willfully and without regard for the safety of human life commits an act prohibited by § 46505(b). Section 46505(d) provides that the section does not apply to any officer or employee of the Federal government who is authorized or required in his/her official capacity to carry arms.

[cited in USAM 9-63.100; USAM 9-63.161]

Updated February 19, 2015