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  1. #11
    Funny how they prohibit them but have no means of detecting them. That means anyone that complies is at the mercy of those who don't. Sound familiar? A disarmed victim zone. Avidshooter's Axiom: The law should be you may not prohibit weapons on your premises unless you 1) have metal detectors and use them on everyone - no exceptions for anyone 2) have armed guards to protect those within 3) provide armed escort to and from the parking facility. This would be too expensive for most and so we would go back to the sensible position of liberty put forth by our founding fathers where the right is not infringed - period.

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  3. #12
    Oh, and 4) Provide safe storage for those who wish to carry their firearms to and from your place of business or government facility - this includes the post office.

  4. #13
    Avidshooter's Axiom:
    The law should be you (business or gov't facility - including the post office, Amtrak, etc.) may not prohibit weapons on your premises unless you
    1) have metal detectors and use them on everyone - no exceptions for anyone
    2) have armed guards to protect those within
    3) Either
    a)provide armed escort to and from the parking facility
    b)provide secure storage for those who carry to and from the facility
    This would be too expensive for most and so we would go back to the sensible position of liberty put forth by our founding fathers where the right is not infringed - period.

  5. #14
    Any new updates on this? Since I have not flown since 9/11, I'm always curious about other options.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by AZSATT View Post
    +1 with Boomboy... no train rides in my future either.

    Not permitting firearms in transit, even in secured checked baggage?! That's BS! I mean, I've seen many a city's train stations... and they tend to be located in parts of the city where I WANT to be armed!
    ha ha ha I definitely agree
    NRA Life Member

  7. #16
    Here is the official policy from Amtrack. They will not accept till the last minute:

    "Firearms in Checked Baggage

    The Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010, enacted into law on December 16, 2009, requires Amtrak to implement the procedures necessary to provide storage and carriage of firearms in checked baggage cars and at Amtrak stations that accept checked baggage, within one year of the bill’s enactment. This requirement applies solely to checked baggage, not carry-on baggage.

    Amtrak’s current policy prohibits all firearms, ammunition and other weapons aboard its trains. This includes any being carried on the person, in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Please be advised that this policy remains in effect until Amtrak begins firearm carriage service by December 2010."

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Chief_Engineer View Post
    Please be advised that this policy remains in effect until Amtrak begins firearm carriage service by December 2010."
    Come on, now, give AMTRAK credit, it says BY December 2010, not UNTIL December 2010! I am sure they will allow firearms ASAP... yeah, right.

  9. #18
    It's still an alternative to flying.

  10. I'm not saying break the law..but no detectors, no searches of persons? Concealed is concealed. Be the grey man and go on with your business. If I cannot carry to another city becuae the train dont allow any kind of transport then the train I will not ride.

  11. #20
    Is Greyhound an option?

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