The article sounds rather funny, but this is what caught my attention:
“The rules to allow Amtrak passengers to carry weapons with them are new. Airline passengers have long been permitted to transport weapons in checked luggage. But Amtrak banned firearms from its trains after Sept. 11. Only police officers are now allowed to board Amtrak trains with guns.” (emphasis mine)
This is, of course, a recipe for another mass murder like Ft. Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, etc., etc. The passengers are unarmed and at the mercy of a mad man.