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Tucked into a 2009 transportation spending bill, was language that will allow Amtrak passengers to carry guns in their checked baggage. When the provision came to light, some lawmakers assumed it would expire at the end of the fiscal year. Not so, it turns out. The Government Accountability Office has informed the author, Senator Roger Wicker, that his language makes guns-on-a-train a permanent right.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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