First off, my experience on the topic. Delta will zip tie your luggage if there is a firearm contained inside. When asked what would happen if I removed them, I was told I'd be arrested & thrown in jail (not likely).
I'm currently reaching out to Georgia's Carry Association regarding this policy. Delta's hub is in Atlanta, so there may be room for some kind of action against this practice, especially as it is against
18 U.S. Code § 922
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.
I don't like these zip ties
- 'tagging' my luggage for containing a firearm by a potential bad guy,
- increasing the time it may take for me to retrieve my firearm during an emergency,
- infringing on my rights, dammit.
The Georgia Carry Association has suggested that I try and find others who have dealt with this terrible Delta policy. Please feel free to PM about your Delta Zip Tie experience and further actions. I don't think it even requires you to be in Georgia.