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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by torpedoman, Aug 17, 2008.
making reservations for a train trip- you can't have a gun on you or in your luggage on amtrak-
What type of violation is it if you do?
Sucks, guess you will have to fly! Or mail your self the gun to an ffl.. SUX
I always enjoyed traveling by train. Too expensive in the US though.
Federal law prohibits it , unless you deliver it to the conductor, under Title 18 Part 1 Chapter 44 Section 922 subsection e. Nothing says they have to accept it however and it only applies to interstate not intrastate transport.
Ah, you are good at reading codes
Do you know if Washington and/or Oregon law prohibits it for intrastate travel?
Although I know Wa codes very well I am not very up to date with Oregon laws. I Have never seen any state or local laws that prohibit it.
I would hate to be the test case, but is a muzzleloader revolver considered a firearm by law? You could use a CO2 de charger to unload for the trip back.
You are in for a long rough ride !!! Food is expensive as well as drinks.
Last year I traveled with a bunch of Oregon Marines from Salem to San
Diego on Amtrack for a National Marine Corps League Mid Winter Confer-
ance. Jack Daniels kind of helped buffer the many hours. Yeah, that's
not supposed to be legal either. Anyhow, did not have a carry permit for
Kalifornia, so left Betsey home. Got the red carpet treatment at both
MCRD and Camp Pendleton for the Expo West (state of the art weapon
and military equipment) so did not feel a need beyond the crusty crew
that I traveled with, to be armed. Some updated once under way to
sleeper cars, that I was told was more comfortable
I've traveled armed on trains in the past. It may technically be a violation of law but I still did it and i dont regret it at all. There are some scary people on trains sometimes. It was also done intrastate.
Yes a muzzleloader is considered a firearm. The only difference is that it has to be packed and primed in order to be considered loaded.
this is up fot consideration
I agree with beretta, if I were traveling intrastate I would definitely carry.
The consequences are no where near those if you fly...besides, how deep can that be hidden? Do they even post it anywhere or print it on your ticket, or warn you BEFORE you buy your ticket? Hell, buy yourself one of those fake antique Pinkerton badges, grow a mustache and scowl a lot...