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Gun Owners Must Travel in Boxes – Obama Signs Bill With Major Typo
Posted By Karen Northon On December 21, 2009 @ 4:00 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
All other media outlets reporting on this new legislation – CNN, Huffington Post, Salon.com -left out the fact that the legislation contains a significant typo that exemplifies the buffoonery of current Washington leadership.
From FOXNews.com –
It may sound absurd. But President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires passengers who carry firearms aboard Amtrak be locked in boxes for their journey.
It’s a mistake in the law’s wording. But for now, the clerical error is the law of the land.
Earlier this week, Congress sent the president a massive spending bill that funded dozens of federal departments. Tucked into the transportation section of the legislation are safety requirements for Amtrak customers who carry firearms on board the government-backed train system. The bill Congress passed mandates that passengers with firearms declare they have weapons with them in advance and stow them in locked boxes while on the train.
The bill text was correct when the House approved the legislation last week. The Senate followed suit Sunday, but somewhere along the line, the language that referred to putting the guns in locked boxes morphed into stuffing “passengers” into locked boxes.
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