If the TSA’s new body imaging x-ray machines and pat-downs make you uncomfortable, you can now feel completely unsafe on long-distance transportation, thanks to Amtrak’s new lift on its gun ban. Starting on December 15, passengers will be able to transport unloaded guns in their checked luggage on Amtrak trains for the first time since bans put in place after September 11th terrorist attacks, along with up to 11 pounds of ammunition.
The new rules mirror airline rules, which allow passengers to carry guns and ammunition through checked bags as well, but Amtrak’s baggage cars aren’t secure like the cargo holds on planes, raising concerns of most people who don’t belong to the NRA. Amtrak doesn’t screen their passengers consistently, either, so you can worry about gun safety instead of pat-downs and body imaging machines.
via USA Today