A New Jersey woman was arrested after officials found an assault rifle that the Transportation Security Administration described as "artfully concealed" inside her suitcase at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday. TSA officers found the concealed weapon "behind the lining of
Dont know about NJ, but its legal in most places I believe to place a legally owned rifle in checked luggage if certain criteria are met. In this case it sounds like the folks were attempting to conceal the fact there was a firearm in their luggage for reasons as yet unknown. Ammo is OK as well but must usually be kept separate from the firearm and depending on the source must now be in a separate checked and locked container.
Some years ago on my way to Africa with a rifle in an actual hard side rifle case, declared as such and taken thru customs, I had ammo in the case with the rifles and no one blinked. Glad I did too because I at least was able to hunt when I got there as our other luggage was delayed a couple of days on an already abbreviated trip due to airline issues, missed flights etc.
But as usual this article doesnt bother to mention that in most cases its legal to do if done properly. You dont just throw a rifle in a suitcase and try to sneak it onto an airplane. These idiots are even dumber than the McCloskeys!