House approves allowing checked guns on Amtrak

Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, who introduced the proposal early this year, praised the House action.

“This strong bipartisan measure is an essential part of the effort to reclaim our Second Amendment rights, which have been eroded over the years by activist judges and liberal lawmakers,” Fleming said in a statement Thursday.

The provision was included in the 2010 omnibus spending bill approved 221-202. The bill now heads to the Senate.