Amtrak To Allow Guns On Most Trains

Want to travel through the country with your firearms, but can’t get through airport security? No worries, take the train! Amtrak will soon allow passengers to transport their firearms, unloaded and stored away. The Sacramento Bee reports:

Reversing a near decadelong ban, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month, including several that stop in Sacramento.

The change, pushed by gun rights advocates and ordered by Congress, aligns Amtrak’s firearms policy with air travel rules that allow unloaded guns to be stored in locked baggage holds.

Federal Homeland Security officials on Monday said they are OK with guns being on trains as long as security protocols are enforced.

“It’s deemed safe and appropriate,” federal Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said. “If people follow the rules, it’s pretty simple.”

[Continues at The Sacramento Bee]

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  • MoxAmok

    “…allow unloaded guns to be stored in locked baggage holds.”

    This is a liberalization toward the level that airlines are at (it’s not hard to travel with a gun if you check it). I’m surprised they had such restrictive rules in the first place.

    Anyway, I feel a bit mislead by the headline and intro.

  • MoxAmok

    “…allow unloaded guns to be stored in locked baggage holds.”

    This is a liberalization toward the level that airlines are at (it’s not hard to travel with a gun if you check it). I’m surprised they had such restrictive rules in the first place.

    Anyway, I feel a bit mislead by the headline and intro.

  • DeepCough

    What’s the deal? You can bring guns, but you can’t bring drugs with you while you travel? Lame.

  • DeepCough

    What’s the deal? You can bring guns, but you can’t bring drugs with you while you travel? Lame.

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