End of Days: Amtrak Will Allow People to Carry Guns on Trains

- By Bossip Staff

Amtrak trains just got the green light allowing American passengers to bring unloaded guns onto trains.

Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker who sponsored the bill was pleased when the Senate voted on Wednesday to allow Amtrak passengers to carry unloaded and locked handguns in checked baggage:

Under the Wicker amendment, Amtrak would lose the funds earmarked for it in the must-pass spending bill if it did not comply with the new regulations. In a statement released after the amendment passed, Mr. Wicker stressed the guidelines laid out in the provision — which would also insist that a passenger notify Amtrak that he or she is transporting a handgun and that only that passenger could unlock the secure container holding the gun.

“Americans should not have their Second Amendment rights restricted for any reason, particularly if they choose to travel on America’s federally subsidized rail line,” Mr. Wicker said in the statement.

The bill was supported by states that have a high support rate on gun rights. Although the bill has been passed, the House will still have to vote and hopefully can stop this legislature from being amended.

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  • MSRitaBabie

    I 1st but thats just dumb

  • TASTY

    THATS JUST STUPID.. HIGHER CRIME RATES ON THE DAMN TRAIN NOW

  • drenk

    Nice! Cuz I always felt that all these people going to work or taking a trip were a lil suspect and need a few holes in em

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Well this is just stupid!

  • kerry

    I don’t think it is that big of a deal since the the gun has to be unloaded, locked up and in a checked bag. They can’t get to the gun if it is under the train.

  • Nique

    Whats the problem??? The guns are unloaded and locked up.

  • drenk

    if you cant get to it why take it?

  • LeiLei

    Thats a shame. I use Amtrak all the time. I will not feel safe riding with other passengers not knowing whether or not they have a gun in possession. I think I may have to find a new way to travel.

    I really hope Amtrak loses A LOT of business behind this foolishness!

  • Rrrrroe Ski Love- A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    Federal funding is more important than preventing shooting deaths on trains. Justification in the name of the all mighty dollar.

  • Alrighty Then...

    Damn! I’ve always wanted to take a ride by train! Was even thinking of catching one to Shreveport for some gambling, but not w/ nuts carrying pistols on board!!! HELL NAW! Soon as they start letting them carry in checked baggage, some nut WILL be bringing one in their carry-on, no doubt.

  • wifey06

    HERE WE GO.. NOW ALLOF A SUDDEN WE NEED FUNS ONA TRAIN… ALL BLACK FOLKS SHOULD JOIN NRA!! WE HAVE MORE TO FEAR. THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS AGAINST US!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Aem

    And I got to ride through Lancaster County to get to Philly……..ugh…

  • anlisa

    clearly this came from republicans who think they are losing their “rights” when obama came into office. what is the point for having a gun on a train? if there is a threat, how are you going to defend yourself when your gun is locked up anyway? you better be really fast…

  • Nikita

    SORRY!!!!!! Im alll for it. I live in a state where they cut the Sheriff’s dept in HALF! Everyone protects their own and its legal to carry!!! NO ON MESSES W/ MINE, I tell ya that much.

    9mm Blue steel Ruger! make a move motha fucaaa!!!!

    KUDOS FOR AMTRACK! *shiiiiit*

  • Nikita

    AND I WENT FOR TRAINING!!!! … screw that shit.

    If they’re responsible, then I’m for it!

  • OGANY

    Oh Please….. That is not news. No one gets searched on Amtrak so no one knows how many folks that are packing heat. They allowed folks to travel with guns on airplane. You just have to get it checked in at the gate. Find some real News Idiot Sticks

  • shar

    You bring the gun; someone else will provide the bullets. I have a friend who wants to emigrate to the US so he can own guns. Hope he gets shot.

  • DO_U_IMA_DO_ME

    Okay, why did anyone need permission? Its not like they check you anyway.

  • http://www.iamglamourous.blogspot.com Diva Style

    This is interesting, seeing that if people wanted to carry guns on Amtrak, they probably started doing so a long time ago. Amtrak’s security measures are HORRIBLE!! They don’t really check anything except for your ID. Completely WHACK.

  • shaunie

    Amtrak is asking for trouble.

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