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Amtrak Update

Friday, December 18, 2009

As we reported in last week's Grassroots Alert, on December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an NRA-backed amendment, introduced by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), to allow Amtrak travelers to transport firearms in checked baggage where checked baggage service is available.  The Wicker amendment was included along with several government agencies' appropriations bills in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010. 

The Firearms Owners' Protection Act protects law-abiding gun owners from local interference when traveling by car, and the Transportation Security Administration has rules for transporting guns in checked baggage for those traveling by air.  But for nearly a decade, those who travel by train have been prohibited from bringing firearms on board Amtrak.  The Wicker Amendment will fix that problem. 

A modified version of the amendment was included as one of the six appropriations bills considered as an omnibus spending package.  The measure was passed by both houses of Congress and was signed into law on Wednesday, December 16.
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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Chain of Movie Houses Branches Out to Security Theater

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Scapegoat Alert! D.C. Murders Increase, Police Chief Blames . . .

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Missouri Supreme Court Applies Strict Scrutiny to Gun Case, Upholds Ban on Felon-in-Possession

On August 5, 2014, residents of the Show Me State approved Amendment 5 that strengthened Missouri’s constitutional right ...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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NRA ILA

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.