it's a whole 'nuther world on trains.
Come December 15, Amtrak passengers can bring guns onboard.
Whoah! I bet the train security people won't be demanding to "touch anyone's junk", when you have passengers who are allowed to travel with guns!
Those Amtrak employees will be sooo customer service oriented & accommodating!
So here's the deal~
ABC news reports: "Beginning December 15th, Amtrak passengers will be allowed to bring guns aboard some trains, including California routes.
Gun rights advocates pushed for an order by Congress that allows passengers to bring guns on trains that have checked baggage service.
Passengers carrying guns must notify Amtrak 24 hours in advance.
The unloaded firearms must be packed in hard-sided containers and stowed in train storage lockers.
Rail cars are being retrofitted with weapons storage lockers."
Seriously? What idiots thought this would be a good idea?
You just know some gun toting yahoo will show up @ the train station... either forgot to notify 24 hours in advance (you going to argue with a gun carrying customer in person?)
Or worse- forgot that the gun IS loaded.
Suddenly Amtrak employees will become weapons experts, checking to make sure the arsenal of weaponry sure to show up at the train station,to be brought onboard, is in fact unloaded?
Does this plan have disaster written all over it??
How long before there is some gunshot incident, either intentional or an accident?
I give it 2 months.
Seriously! Why does this idea make me think of wild west train robberies of yesteryear?