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    Senate passes measure to allow gun transport on Amtrak

    Amtrak would lose its federal subsidies if it doesn't put a system in place by early next year to check and track firearms so that passengers can legally put the weapons in their checked baggage, the Senate voted Wednesday.

    One senator says the measure "is going to put a severe burden" on Amtrak.

    The measure, an amendment to the transportation and housing appropriations bill, passed 68-30.

    The House version of the bill, passed in July, does not include the provision, so further steps would be needed for it to reach President Obama's desk.

    Amtrak's current policy prohibits passengers from carrying "any type of gun, firearm, ammunition, explosives or weapon" in carry-on or checked baggage.

    More here: Senate passes measure to allow gun transport on Amtrak - CNN.com

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    Severe burden my ass.

    Taxpayer funded transportation can damn well figure out a way to allow passengers to transport their guns.
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    For the amount of money the taxpayers give them, they should find a way for licensed passengers to carry their firearms concealed as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    For the amount of money the taxpayers give them, they should find a way for licensed passengers to carry their firearms concealed as far as I'm concerned.

    They don't screen here, not sure how they would know.
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    I haven't been on a train since kindergarden. I would love to take one all the way to Alaska. I would feel better the whole way with my trusty Glock 27 either on my hip or my ankle.

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    Sorry Five-O. No trains to Alaska yet. I think the farthest north you could get would be Prince Rupert, BC. You could catch the ferry to Seward, AK and hop on the Alaska Railroad there. But the Canadians don't take to kindly to Americans bringing handguns into Canada, LEO or not. The AKRR doesn't screen passengers prior to boarding.

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    Yet another reason to hate canada. Bunch of damn free loaders the lot of them. Sorry Maclean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Yet another reason to hate canada. Bunch of damn free loaders the lot of them. Sorry Maclean.
    I was born south of the paralell.

    No offense taken.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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