Mr. REHBERG. There aren't many things that are more important to the foundation of the West than trains and guns. In Montana, both still have a profound impact on our frontier identity. But these pillars of Western culture find themselves on opposite sides of the fence because of Amtrak's ban on the transportation of legal firearms on its trains.
The Second Amendment doesn't derail the right to bear arms if you happen to be on a train. We allow the transportation of firearms in cars and on commercial airlines, but Amtrak's ban on firearms remains in effect, even as it continues to receive massive Federal subsidies.
The Amtrak Secure Transportation of Firearms Act would force Amtrak to end its ban on firearms once and for all. I hope my colleagues will join me in sponsoring this important legislation, because the Second Amendment protects you whether you travel by horse, plane, truck or train.