Amtrak to allow passengers to bring guns on trains

FRESNO, Calif.

Amtrak says it's reversing a decade long ban on guns. Starting next month, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains.

The change was pushed by gun rights advocates and ordered by congress. Under the policy, guns can be brought aboard trains that have checked baggage service. Gun owners must inform Amtrak officials 24-hours ahead of departure, and unloaded firearms must be packed in hard containers for storage in train lockers.

The new gun policy applies to most trains that run through the Central Valley.

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