If you haven't done this, DO THIS. The gun grabbers are putting a concerted effort into having THEIR clones write in to demand no guns in National Parks, and there are already a significant number of comments on record to that effect.
Under the proposed amendment, visitors must have authority to possess loaded and concealed firearms on analogous state lands before they will be allowed to carry firearms in Federal park areas and refuges. [Currently such practice of concealed weapons is prohibited by federal rules -- this would remove that prohibition to conform with the state's laws.] In practice, this will mean that two conditions must be met in order for this proposed regulatory change to permit the possession of firearms on federal parks and refuges. First, the state in which the park or refuge unit is located must have laws that allow the individual to possess concealed and loaded firearms. And second, the authorization to carry a concealed and loaded firearm must be applicable on the analogous state lands in the State in which the park or refuge is located. Where these conditions are present, the proposed amendments will accommodate State prerogatives with respect to recognition of licenses issued by other States, including reciprocity agreements.
Docket ID FWS-R9-NSR-2008-0062
Docket Title General Regulations for Areas Administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service
Document ID FWS-R9-NSR-2008-0062-0001
Document Title General Regulations for Areas Administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service
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