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Amtrak to Store Gun Toting Passengers In A Box?

It may sound absurd, but President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires passengers who carry firearms aboard Amtrak be locked in boxes for their journey.

It’s a mistake in the law’s wording. But for now, the clerical error is the law of the land.

Earlier this week, Congress sent the president a massive spending bill that funded dozens of federal departments. Tucked into the transportation section of the legislation are safety requirements for Amtrak customers who carry firearms on board the government-backed train system. The bill Congress passed mandates that passengers with firearms declare they have weapons with them in advance and stow them in locked boxes while on the train.

Aides to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became aware of the problem Wednesday night as the House voted on its final slate of bills for the year. Pelosi’s staff tried to negotiate with Republican aides to see if they would agree to change the text of the bill without revoting the entire piece of legislation. But it was all for naught as Obama had already signed the measure into law.

It’s clear the typo alters the legislation’s mandate. But no one quite knows the origin of the mistake. – [source]

1 comment to Amtrak to Store Gun Toting Passengers In A Box?

  • donttreadonme

    LOL. Might as well, we’re all second class citizens anyway.
    I’m sure we firearms owners will all have our personal holocaust someday.
    Something perhaps to rival what the European Jewish community experienced from 1939-1945…….

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