Leave it to some goober, Republican Senator to push for carrying guns on an Amtrak train or lose Federal subsidies. Haven't we seen enough with these Militia-type morons showing up at Obama town-hall meetings with guns strapped to their hips? Guns may have a place in rural America but allowing them to be carried in increasingly more places is bound to encourage people to return to settling disputes with guns. Does anyone remember the Old West was civilized by forbidding guns within the town limits? I don't get this macho obsession with walking around with a gun strapped to your waist. People who do this often insist it is for defensive purposes but I think they are just insecure people who wear the gun as an act of intimidation. Seriously, do you really think if the Federal government became, as you fear, oppressive, your side arm would be any match for the military weaponry of the army? Give me a f**king break! Maybe you think wearing a gun makes you a chick magnet? It just makes you look like Mr. October in the 2009 Mr. Militia calendar. Militia types, take my word for it, chicks are not impressed by men wearing guns. Try things more likely to bring you chick success, like grooming and good conversation.
If you don't I may have to call Wyatt Earp to come and shoot you down in the street. Besides, it's not fair to make it legal to carry a gun on a train and keep it illegal to shoot the guy next to me yelling on his cell phone for an hour.