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less than an hour after being sworn in, gun owners are taking a hit. the dip signed a freeze on the executive orders laid down by bush. freezing them for legal review. this will freeze the carry concealed in federal parks. what happens next i don't know and the report didn't say.
ronn that isn't true at all. Obama put the freeze on some things but not the concealed carry rule in National parks and wildlife refuges...

the following is dated December 5 2008

New rule eases ban on firearms in national parks

WASHINGTON – People will now be able to carry concealed firearms in some national parks and wildlife refuges.

An Interior Department rule issued Friday allows an individual to carry a loaded weapon in a park or wildlife refuge — but only if the person has a permit for a concealed weapon, and if the state where the park or refuge is located also allows loaded firearms in parks.

The rule overturns a Reagan-era regulation that has restricted loaded guns in parks and wildlife refuges. The previous regulations required that firearms be unloaded and placed somewhere that is not easily accessible, such as in a car trunk.

Assistant Interior Secretary Lyle Laverty said the new rule respects a long tradition of states and the federal government working together on natural resource issues.

The regulation allows individuals to carry concealed firearms in federal parks and wildlife refuges to the same extent they can lawfully do so under state law, Laverty said, adding that the approach is in line with rules adopted by the federal Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Those agencies let visitors carry weapons consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

The National Rifle Association hailed the rule change, which will take effect next month before President-elect Barack Obama takes office.

"We are pleased that the Interior Department recognizes the right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families while enjoying America's national parks and wildlife refuges," said Chris W. Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist.

The rule will restore the rights of law-abiding gun owners on federal lands and make federal law consistent with the state where the lands are located, Cox said. The NRA led efforts to change gun regulations they called inconsistent and unclear.

A group representing park rangers, retirees and conservation organizations said the rule change will lead to confusion for visitors, rangers and other law enforcement agencies.

"Once again, political leaders in the Bush administration have ignored the preferences of the American public by succumbing to political pressure, in this case generated by the National Rifle Association," said Bill Wade, president of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.

"This regulation will put visitors, employees and precious resources of the National Park System at risk. We will do everything possible to overturn it and return to a commonsense approach to guns in national parks that has been working for decades," Wade said.

The park rule will be published in the Federal Register next week and take effect 30 days later, well before Obama takes office Jan. 20. Overturning the rule could take months or even years, since it would require the new administration to restart the lengthy rule-making process.
 

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give me the link to where you read it because I can't find anything about it on yahoo.
 

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Ronn you don't have any worries about the Concealed carry in national parks and wildlife refuges. NOT YET anyway.
 

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Oh I'm not doubting you read something about the freeze he put on some things and maybe the CC rule was mentioned but legally that's something he can't touch. He can begin the process to overturn it but like that article says it could take months even years to get it changed back.
 

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Ronn I'm pretty certain Nobama can only put a Freeze on "Pending" issues not on Rules/regulations that have already passed through the supreme court. That's not to say he Can't start the process to change it back.

I've been saying right along WE need to start preparing for ALL of the attacks he is going to make on "Weapons" & "Hunting" (and all the issues that are going to affect us) and ya know what I keep hearing?
Let's not jump the gun just yet, let's wait and see what he has up his sleeve, Give him a chance maybe he won't bother weapons at all, Meanwhile
his staff is drawing up a gazillion "changes" while WE just sit and wait.
I'm telling you all right NOW, I'm in Vermont and you all know how liberal Vermont is with guns and hunting and a lot of what Obama does is going to affect us as well but We still have State Laws protecting each of US BUT if your state isn't a "Pro-Gun" or "Pro Hunting" State, then you're going to be in a real dilemma If WE don't start to prepare.
Obama already won the first round, (he was sworn in) Are we going to just sit back and let him win round 2?
I'm doing what little I can do, I'm writing my senators when asked to, I've renewed all my PRO-Gun memberships but If we don't start Rallying behind the NRA and the other organizations fighting for us, we may as well just drop off our weapons now at the local post office.
 

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It's not true, If it were true Don't you think it would show up at the Concealed Carry website?
I check it everyday, there's not even a mention of it at the CC website but I'm sure if it were true
that would be the first place it would show up.
Wouldn't you think?
 

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Update on the Issue

From the NRA

Obama Administration Halts Pending Bush Regulations

Friday, January 23, 2009

NRA-ILA has received many recent inquiries regarding the new Obama administration's order to all federal agencies and departments to halt all pending regulations until incoming administration staff can review those regulations. In particular, members are concerned about the order's impact on the new rule governing the concealed carrying of firearms in national parks.

In a statement issued only hours after Obama took office, the White House said, "This afternoon, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel signed a memorandum sent to all agencies and departments to stop all pending regulations until a legal and policy review can be conducted by the Obama administration." (You can view a copy of the memo on-line at http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/emanuel-regulatory-review.pdf).

The tactic of halting pending orders is commonly used by incoming administrations to delay so-called "midnight regulations" enacted by the outgoing president during the time period between the election and Inauguration Day.

While it is common for an incoming administration to make such an order, it does not appear that this action would affect the new parks rule.

The orders outlined in Emanuel's memo would suspend or delay three kinds of rules:

1. Proposed and final regulations that have not yet been submitted for publication in the Federal Register;

2. Proposed and final regulations that have submitted, but have not yet been published; and,

3. Final rules that have been published, but have not yet taken effect.

The new parks rule does not fall into any of these categories. The rule was published in December 2008, and took effect on January 9, 2009. To repeal the rule, the new leadership at the Interior Dept. would have to publish a new proposed rule, take public comment on it, and eventually publish a new final rule.

That action is certainly not out of the question--in fact it would come as no surprise if the anti-gun Obama administration attempts to repeal the rule. Of course, NRA-ILA would strenuously oppose and fight against any such attempt.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and report on any developments as they happen.


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