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Guns and National Parks

From the Republican Study Committee:

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, today praised Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and the Department of the Interior’s proposed updates to national park and wildlife refuge regulations.  Under the new regulations, law-abiding citizens would be allowed to possess, carry, and transport concealed and operable firearms in national parks and refuge areas in the same way they would on similar state land. 

The decision reversed a 25 year old regulation that banned firearms in national parks – regardless of state and local laws.

I know at least one federal employee who will bring his gun on his George Washington Parkway commute the minute this goes into effect.


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