Never knew you could ship a gun and ammunition in your luggage. Doubt any of today's victims knew that either.
How did you think hunters who travel to distant regions to hunt get there?
Honestly, something I'd never even thought about. Would suppose weapons would be shipped and picked up separately through some screening process. The biggest surprise (to me) is this has not happened before, or even many times before. Talk about opportunity and a soft target. Anyone hell bent on a mass killing simply has to unzip their bag, throw a clip into their gun, and start shooting in a crowded baggage claim area. How convenient. With something like a little Scorpion EVO and oversized clips, you could take out scores of people in a matter of seconds. Scary.
I just assumed no guns and ammo were allowed in any way, shape, or form, unless you are a sky marshal, or possibly a law enforcement officer transporting an inmate/criminal. I would have thought if you are a game hunter, and want to bring your own firearm, you'd have to ship it ahead - separately - and not be allowed to travel with it.
I just had no idea this was allowed.