Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Joe_Cool, Feb 22, 2010.
The new law takes effect today (Monday).
National Park Service Press Releases
Going to Gettysburg
this makes me very very happy. i have run into some fucking creepers in the national parks and glad i can now legally arm and protect myself
I'm not sure. I think it is still open to interpretation.
Despite what Magnuson said about self-defense, it's not in the law. The law only talks about possession. Discharging a firearm in national park boundaries for any reason is still prohibited under the old law (outside of certain approved hunts). The new law grants the ability to possess and carry, but says nothing about use - even for self-defense. The way I see it, you could still possibly get in trouble for shooting a gun in a NP even if it was self-defense.
I'm curious to see how the DOI will interpret the law.
hooray for ignorant politicians dictating firearms laws
what is the point of being able to legally possess a firearm if it will be illegal to fire it regardless of the reason behind firing it.
It is illegal to discharge a firearm in a LOT of cities around the country... Yet you never hear of anyone getting charged for this in a self defense shooting provided it was a good shoot.... at least not around here (maybe different in Communist controlled parts of the west coast and northern east coast).