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Airline Refuses Trap Shooter`s Gun

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

James Mautino planned to compete in a national shoot in Odessa, Fla. He didn`t expect any problem, because he`d flown with his $12,000 Perazzi trap gun to the Sunshine State two weeks before. Mautino arrived at Pittsburgh Int`l Airport and attempted to check-in at USA 3000 Airlines. "I told them who I was and that I had to check a firearm," he said. He was told that the airline doesn`t carry firearms. USA 3000 Airlines, owned and operated by Apple Vacations, will not transport shotguns or ammunition. The policy is not widely broadcast, but it is stated on the company`s Web site.

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