The senate passed the Wicker Amendment to the federal budget which ensures that law abiding Amtrak passengers are allowed to securely transport firearms in their checked baggage. The way the amendment works is by forcing Amtrak to allow firearms in checked bagage if they use federal funding. Although the bill was passed by a vote of 63-35, the voting record shows that Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer both voted ‘no’. Schumer’s vote was no surprise but there was hope that Gillibrand would continue to support the rights of law abiding gun owners as she did in the house. After voting against allowing the residents of Washington DC to own common defensive handguns I guess it was safe to say that her vote of ‘no’ was expected. Based on her voting record since taking office in the Senate it’s safe to say that Gillibrand is no longer a supporter of second amendment rights.