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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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National Parks Right to Carry

In early December, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), through the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the final amended version of a change to rules on carrying firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges. The change will restore the right of law-abiding gun owners to transport and carry concealed firearms for lawful purposes on most DOI lands, according to the laws of the states in which these public lands are located.

The new rule, which takes effect today, allows Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry concealed firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges in states that recognize their permits. The new rule will also put an end to the patchwork of regulations that governed different lands managed by different federal agencies. In the past, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands allowed the carrying of firearms, while lands managed by DOI did not.

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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 07:49 AM
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Its about time that GW finally signed the order. I never understood that rule anyway. Hopefully Obama won't try to change it back, we really do need to be able to carry in the park.
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