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Senate Passes Wicker Amendment to Federal Budget

Friday, April 3, 2009

Senate Amendment 798, an amendment to the Budget bill, was offered by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and supported by NRA-ILA.  The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that law-abiding Amtrak passengers are allowed to securely transport firearms in their checked baggage.  The measure prohibits funds from being appropriated to Amtrak unless firearms are allowed in checked baggage on Amtrak trains.  The Senate passed this amendment on Thursday, April 2, by a vote of 63-35. 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.