Airline Travel since Florida shooting.


lilguy

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Have there been any changes with air travel and firearms since the Florida incident?
 

thewitt

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Delta puts a tag on the outside of your checked bag and zip ties it shut... Gun thieves at the airport now know which bag to hit...
 

NavyLCDR

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Delta puts a tag on the outside of your checked bag and zip ties it shut... Gun thieves at the airport now know which bag to hit...

18 USC 922, Federal law:

18 U.S. Code § 922 - Unlawful acts
(e) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to deliver or cause to be delivered to any common or contract carrier for transportation or shipment in interstate or foreign commerce, to persons other than licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, licensed dealers, or licensed collectors, any package or other container in which there is any firearm or ammunition without written notice to the carrier that such firearm or ammunition is being transported or shipped; except that any passenger who owns or legally possesses a firearm or ammunition being transported aboard any common or contract carrier for movement with the passenger in interstate or foreign commerce may deliver said firearm or ammunition into the custody of the pilot, captain, conductor or operator of such common or contract carrier for the duration of the trip without violating any of the provisions of this chapter. No common or contract carrier shall require or cause any label, tag, or other written notice to be placed on the outside of any package, luggage, or other container that such package, luggage, or other container contains a firearm.
 

bofh

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On that subject, from TTAG | Delta’s New Checked Baggage Firearm Policy Has Nothing to Do With Safety:

Federal law states that it’s illegal to label a bag that contains a firearm. What Delta is doing is labeling bags CAGPT. Since it doesn’t say “CONTAINS FIREARM” they figure they can use any other similarly vague steal-me-first sticker such as “REQUIRES SPECIAL HANDLING”, “FRAGILE”, “HIGH VALUE GOODS” or some derivative thereof. which Delta has done.

CAGPT stands for "Check And Give Protection To". Here is one more article on Delta's new policy from Ammoland | Delta Airlines Changes How You Fly with Guns.

This will become very interesting with the upcoming NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta in a few weeks. Atlanta is Delta's main hub and many attendees will fly with their firearms to attend the meeting. I will be driving though.
 

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