November 30, 2010

Amtrak to allow firearms on most trains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Amtrak will now allow passengers to bring unloaded guns on most trains starting this December, following a near decade-long ban, according to the Sacramento Bee. 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.

Under the policy, beginning Dec. 15, guns can be brought aboard trains that have checked baggage service. Gun owners must inform Amtrak officials 24 hours ahead of departure. Unloaded firearms must be packed in hard-sided containers and will be stored in train lockers. For the full story, click here.

 

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