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Amtrak Lifts Gun Transport Ban

Friday, 03 Dec 2010 07:55 AM

By John Lott

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My guess is that after a few months people will forget that there was ever such a complete ban, but it is still a pain to go through the pre-notice requirements.

Of course, it would be even better if they let permit holders carry their guns on trains, but for now, we can revel in this victory. The whole story can be found in USA Today:


Amtrak will let passengers transport unloaded guns on trains, reversing a ban in place since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The ban lifts on Dec. 15.

Travelers can check firearms, — including handguns, starter pistols, rifles and shotguns — and up to 11 pounds of ammunition at any train station that offers checked baggage service and if the travelers' itinerary includes a train with a baggage car. Most big-city train stations — including New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington — have checked-baggage service.

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