The good news is, Amtrak allows firearms onboard — but only in checked luggage. “All firearms (rifles, shotguns, handguns, starter pistols) must be unloaded and in an approved, locked hard-sided container,” Amtrak policy states. That policy won’t stop a terrorist, but it does render innocent passengers defenseless. Amtrak police are armed, but are rarely onboard trains for the entirety of a journey. Amtrak engineers and workers are unarmed.
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