Skip to comments.Obama signs bill mandating gun OWNERS to be locked up in boxes on trains
Posted on 12/21/2009 4:05:12 AM PST by marktwain
We all make mistakes, so perhaps this is just one of those cases where the results lend themselves to ridicule. From Fox News:
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.
I'm sure there's no shortage of antis who would have no problem getting on board with that idea.
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.
How did this happen?
Did a clerk screw up? Was it a printing error?
We're told the mistake is fixable, but not until next year. And we're told "that Amtrak has six months to implement the policy," so it looks like no one will be called on to test the new requirement.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Boxes... Box Cars...
Yeah, you have to cut him a break. He was probably just reading “Terrorism for Dummies” and slipped up!
Talk about a blunder!
“It’s a mistake in the law’s wording. But for now, the clerical error is the law of the land.”
Clerical error? Yeah right. Even if it was an error, it shows that Congress needs to read every bill aloud on the floor of the both the House and Senate before any vote can be taken.
I thought those without guns might as well consider themselves locked in box cars. I mean, they benefit from gun owners in that criminals won’t try a chance on anyone.
Liberals should be reminded that Universal Health care in France provide known rape wagons and special night trains for women only. Those who do not go on night trains are considered fair games for muslims, as well as those showing off other forms of wealth in such environments.
They must be worried about them hijacking an AMTRAK. Typical Liberal morons.
No mistake here. Just an incomplete sentence. Meant to say, stuffing passengers into locked cattle cars.
How do you “mandate” away a Constitutional right?
“getting on board”
LOL! Do you actually go through security for trains
I suspect some clerk made the change to be funny, and no one caught it in time. Somewhere somebody is laughing his a$$ off. I got a giggle too.
Yes, of course they must be locked in for their own safety. Once they reach their final destination, they will be set free.
Anyone Know the bill number? Would like to look at this or a site that list all the bill recently signed into law.
Hmmm.......Last time a government required people to be locked up in boxes on trains was ............................
I wonder how many other errors in wording slip by them if those morons who keep getting elected to Congress let this one get by them.
What’s actually amusing about this, however, is that people can still carry on trains because the law is ineffective in accomplishing what the authors intended.
I’d love to see the first case where they try to enforce this law as written.
They wouldn’t dare....
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