I’ve been caught by the TSA several times carrying prohibited items. A bottle of water, a book of matches…all stuff I’ve forgotten to take out of my purse or tote bag before I pack it up for my trip. These little oversights can occasionally cause me a few minutes’ inconvenience. Of course, I don’t shoot guns as a major hobby.
If you both shoot and travel by air, word to the wise…pick out a sports or tote bag to use to transport guns, ammunition, and safety equipment to the range or to the woods. Dedicate that bag to its purpose. Never, ever throw a few things into that particular bag before hitting the airport. Else you may find yourself in the uncomfortable position of explaining to a small crowd of TSA agents how it happens that you’re trying to get through security with stray bullets in your bag.