Amtrak passengers can bring guns aboard next month
Steve Bartin 30 November 2010 No Comment
[This article was syndicated via RSS from Newsalert. The views represented do not necessarily represent those of the Chicago Daily Observer.]McClatchy reports:
Reversing a near decade-long ban, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month, including several that stop in Sacramento.Heh.
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."