Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Concealed Carry in National Parks

(Hallett Peak and Lake Haiyaha, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Photo: GC Webshots)

Article from Colorado discussing the proposed rule to allow CCW holders to legally carry in National Parks and areas managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service in states that allow CCW permit holders to legally carry in analogous state parks.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - The constant clash over the Second Amendment has moved into America's national parks.

The Bush Administra-tion is considering a rule change that would allow people to carry loaded, concealed weapons in some national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges.

The Department of Interior could decide next month whether to adopt the change.

The new rule would only apply to states that allow concealed weapons in state parks or wildlife refuges. Colorado is one of those states.

"The move to change the regulations comes after heavy lobbying by the National Rifle Association."

"Criminals don't stay away from national parks, and individuals should have the right and ability to protect themselves ... no matter where they go," said Anthony Fabian, president of Colorado State Shooters Association.
Read the rest here.

If you haven't already done so, please consider submitting a public comment in support of the proposed rule. See my post here for details on how to do that.

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