If gun owners are allowed to ride the CTA armed, its union leaders want to arm transit personnel to the teeth, also.

Amalgamated Transit Union Division 308 President Robert Kelly said the National Rifle Association’s insistence on concealed-carry rights aboard CTA buses and trains is “outrageous and cannot be allowed.” In that respect, he echoes CTA President Forrest Claypool and other Chicago-area transit executives.

“It would be disastrous to allow passengers to carry concealed weapons on our trains and buses,” Claypool said when asked about the topic Thursday, one day before an Illinois House Judiciary Committee hearing in Chicago on concealed-carry legislation.

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