This is ridiculous. You can check firearms in your bag on an airline, but not on Amtrak. The excuse they give? They can't screen the bags. What a crock. Whenever I've flown with firearms, I had to fill out the TSA form, put a copy in the gun case, and stand there while the TSA guys open and inspect the case. This is a case of an anti-gunner running Amtrak that just doesn't want guns on his trains.