This Should Boost Ridership Way Up

Abby Zimet

Gun lovers are threatening to stall
a transportation spending bill if they can't get approval for an
amendment allowing Amtrak passengers to bring their favorite firearms
on board, even though some of us can't begin to fathom why they'd want
to. Unsurprisingly, this particular brilliant idea brought to you by a Republican from

"Amtrak opposes this at their own peril," said a spokesman for Sen. Roger Wicker. "This is a very pro-gun Congress. "It has proved that
multiple times."

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