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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by torpedoman, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    making reservations for a train trip- you can't have a gun on you or in your luggage on amtrak-
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What type of violation is it if you do?
     
  3. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Sucks, guess you will have to fly! Or mail your self the gun to an ffl.. SUX
     
  4. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I always enjoyed traveling by train. Too expensive in the US though.
     
  5. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    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.

     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ah, you are good at reading codes :D

    Do you know if Washington and/or Oregon law prohibits it for intrastate travel?
     
  7. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    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.
     
  8. 86thecat

    86thecat Central WA New Member

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    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.
     
  9. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    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:D
     
  10. berettamod96

    berettamod96 Member

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    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.
     
  11. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    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.
     
  12. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    this is up fot consideration
     
  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I agree with beretta, if I were traveling intrastate I would definitely carry.
     
  14. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    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...