Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.): Defending the Second Amendment
For many years, hunters wishing to travel by airline have been able to transport firearms and ammunition in secure, checked baggage when declared during the check in process something that is done every day at airports across our country. However, until two weeks ago, Amtrak passengers were not permitted to do likewise. Even though it is sometimes much more convenient for sportsmen to travel by rail, particularly in rural and remote parts of the country, Amtrak stopped offering any way for individuals to transport secured guns in 2001.