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Ill. public transportation agencies fight conceal carry law

Bus| March 13, 2013
In February, Illinois legislators began debating a concealed carry law, including whether firearms should be allowed on public transportation.

NRA backs guns on Chicago buses, trains

Bus| February 21, 2013
The issue was raised at a House hearing in Springfield, the first legislative step following a federal appeals court ruling, tossing out the state's ban on concealed guns in public
Bus| April 10, 2012

Lawmakers want guns allowed on Missouri buses, trains

Supporters of the bill, which would block local restrictions banning concealed handguns on city buses and trains, say it will create a safer environment on public transportation by deterring criminal behavior.
Rail| November 30, 2010

Amtrak to allow firearms on most trains

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.
Bus| September 16, 2009

METRO Briefs

Senate proposal would allow guns on Amtrak. New transportation chief appointed to MBTA. Japan begins campaign against groping on trains.

A new spin on defensive driving

Now that pilots can pack handguns, should transit bus and motorcoach drivers be given the means to defend themselves in the event of a physical attack by an irate passenger, road-raged motorist or, although unlikely, terrorist?
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