Guns on Trains Could Derail Amtrak

The Senate transportation spending bill, signed last week, contains a provision requiring Amtrak to allow guns on its trains or lose its funding.
October 28, 2009, 1pm PDT | Alek Miller
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"'We don't think we'll be able to do that March 31 deadline, and, of course, finding the funding to make all of that happening,' said Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm. Failing to meet that deadline and missing out $1.5 billion in appropriated funds, its entire funding request for 2010, would bring a 'cessation of train service nationwide,' Amtrak Chairman Thomas Carper wrote to appropriators last month."

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Published on Sunday, October 25, 2009 in The Hill
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