The NRA-ILA (National Association for Gun Owners) and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) killed the public transit system in Portland, Oregon, by putting in place a program that requires passengers to show a gun when boarding the bus.
The Portland Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is the agency charged with managing the system.
The agency had been mandated to implement the program in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but the program was not put in place until just months after the tragedy.
The program is not a complete failure, however.
It allows some passengers to board without showing a firearm, but that does not mean they should be required to carry it.
It also does not mandate that they do so.
In fact, the PUC has already stated that it has no plans to require any passengers to have guns on board.
The TSA did not respond to a request for comment on this story.
The city’s public transit agency, which has a strong track record of protecting the public, is already in the process of revising its policies on firearms.
The PUC’s response to the gun issue is in stark contrast to the agency’s response when it came to the Sandy Hardshell attack.
In February, the TSA announced it was revising their policy to allow passengers with concealed weapons permits to board the bus without showing their weapons.
The change was made to the current policy, which states that passengers can board with a gun on their person if they have a valid concealed carry permit.
According to the Portland Mercury, “The new policy, unveiled Friday, does not specifically mention guns and does not include a ban on weapons or ammunition.
The new policy will be put into effect Oct. 3.
It will also include new signage, a new video explaining the rules, a written policy, a video explaining how to apply for a concealed carry license and more.”
According to PUC spokesman Jason Luebke, the agency did not initially respond to requests for comment.
A spokesperson for the TSA told the Mercury that “We are aware of this and have been working on this new policy.”
The agency did, however, respond to questions about whether the gun-free policy would include any restrictions on ammunition.
“There will be no changes to our policy regarding ammunition or gun-carry privileges,” the spokesperson said.
“We continue to work with PUC to implement our existing policies on our buses.”
In addition, Lueberke told the newspaper that the TSA “continues to look into the matter, and the TSA is looking into the changes that have been made.”
In December, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to lift its ban on guns in the city’s buses.
It is unclear how this decision will affect the Puc’s ability to implement a gun-friendly policy, as it is not currently required to do so under Oregon law.
The gun-neutral policy is also in line with a ruling by a federal appeals court in January, which stated that Oregon was not required to implement any gun-related policies for its public transit agencies.
The court ruled that the Puyallup City Council’s requirement that all passengers be armed during boarding “did not comply with the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution, as the legislature has never required the legislature to require a city or county to enact or enforce a specific law.”
The ruling noted that the Constitution does not “prohibit the government from requiring that every individual carry a firearm in the presence of a law enforcement officer.”