Dredding: I think that any transfer, buy or rent would require a NICS background check unless you are a CCW permitee.. same amount of hassel.. I could be wrong,, I never made a mistake.. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.. Les
What hassle? Put it in a locked hardcase and declare it at the ticket counter when you check you bags. It's all perfectly legal. Don't let theTransportation Sturmabteilung dressed as busboys give you any grief over it either.