:1zhelp: Hi everyone. I'm a "new Texan" and will soon be traveling home to MO, and would like to accept a handgun (my first!) as a gift from my parents. I will need to check the gun on Southwest Airlines for my return flight home to TX (flying from STL to DAL). I'm getting conflicting answers to the questions below, so I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. 1st- Can my parents just give the gun to me or do we have to complete any paperwork? I've heard that they have to drive to TX, transfer it to a gun store and then transfer it to me, and I've also heard that they don't need to do anything other than just put it in my hands. Does anyone know for sure or know where I can go to find out? 2nd- Has anyone traveled on SWA with a firearm? I know I'll need to have it locked in a case and declare it at the counter, but will I need to show proof of ownership, a CCL, or anything other than a drivers license? (I just took the CCL class today, so I won't have the actual license for several weeks) I'm new to the forum, so please be gentle! Thanks in advance!