I have never traveled with any guns for any reason by air. I had a trap match back home and the chokes ,all Briley, for my Browning were with me not at home. So like a dumb ass thinking there is certainly no threat from chokes in a carry on, put them in my luggage proceeded thru security. Well, having 2 hip replacements I always get searched.As I was waiting for the guy from TSA to pat me down I could see the commotion on around the Xray machine as they examined my bag. They pulled the bag over and opened it to pull out the chokes in the box I had along with the choke wrench. The TSA guy asked me what they were and not having any reason to think otherwise I told him shot gun chokes. Nobody knew what they were! The Tsa officer pulled me aside and said this is an illegal item and they are going to confiscate the 5 chokes. I was shocked and pissed. I said can you tell me what threat a hollow steel tube is to anyone!!! The first TSA guy had to go get his super and the Chicago police, This was a Midway. The police did not know what they were either. The head TSA guy taol me that had I checked my bag I could have gotten by with taking them. I said well lets pack them in the bag and I will go check it. No he said this is a gun part and the TSA regs say it is forbidden and they confiscated them and said I may even get fined.I am so angry that no one used any common sense. However, most of you who travel and go to shoots probably know NOT to do such a stupid thing You can not rely on any Govt worker to use common sense. Even the police were pissed that they confiscated them but it was out of their jurisdiction. BTW they did a backgound check on me before letting me go.