GUN What's the final word on concealed carry in National parks?

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  1. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    I heard the ban was lifted, then heard the ruling was being overturned, then didn't hear much after that....any idea what the final word is on this?

    Any idea if it applies to Florida "regional" parks? Just wondering because I went to a regional park on my lunch break and the big entrance sign said firearms are prohibited (carrying my G26).
     
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    Doen't occur for 9months or until Feb 2010.
     
  3. HorseDick

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    The ban being lifted, or the ruling being overturned?
     
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    Found this over on GlockTalk, guess it answers my question.

     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    What hsmith said.

    For anybody who doesn't already know, here's the whole story:

    The rule was first instituted by Reagan in 1986(?) to prevent poaching. It was changed last year under President Bush to allow carry as long as the carrier had a concealed carry permit. In March, the DC District Court issued a preliminary injunction preventing it from going into effect.

    Last month, it was attached as a rider to a credit card reform bill, only MORE permissive. It basically allows you to carry in national parks in your state under any condition you'd be allowed to carry in your state OUTSIDE a national park. Example: You can carry openly without a permit in NM, so at a national park in NM, you can carry openly without a permit.

    In particular, I'm a big fan of Section 512(a)(7).

    Full text of the amendment:

    The bill it was successfully attached to passed by huge majorities in both the Senate (90-5) and the House (279-147, specifically on Section 512; the bill excluding 512 passed 361-64 :rofl:), and the President signed it on May 22. Per Section3:

    it takes effect on Feb 22, 2010.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    It looks like you're confusing state parks and national parks. Congress has no authority over state parks.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :wtc: True.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I wasn't sure if anything was done to allow me to carry in FL state parks, but it appears that's already been done. :cool:
     

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