2A News: Concealed Carry


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Kelly J
January 9, 2009, 04:17 PM
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2A News: Concealed carry in national parks faces legal battle
In December, we reported that the Interior Department had issued new regulations allowing concealed carry in national parks. The previous regulation, established during Ronald Reagan's term, required that guns be unloaded and stored in a place not easily accessible, such as a car trunk. The rule change is set to take effect before Barack Obama takes office. He will no doubt work to overturn it, but that process could take months or years, and he may meet much resistance in trying to take away a right.
Hoping to bridge the gap between administrations, the Brady Campaign filed suit to stop the rule change, as did the National Parks Conservation Association and the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees. "The Bush administration's last-minute gift to the gun lobby, allowing concealed semiautomatic weapons in national parks, jeopardizes the safety of park visitors in violation of federal law," said Paul Helmke, the group's president. "We should not be making it easier for dangerous people to carry concealed firearms in our parks." Memo to Helmke: It's precisely because dangerous people ignore the law and may prey on the unarmed that law-abiding citizens should be able to defend themselves. The delusional members of the Brady Campaign, however, threaten in the lawsuit that they will no longer visit national parks "out of fear for their personal safety from those who will now be permitted to carry loaded and concealed weapons in such areas." Treating citizens as criminals for exercising their constitutional and legal right to carry firearms is getting rather tiresome.


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Eightball
January 9, 2009, 04:34 PM
So, since the rules changed, there's one less place we're pestered by the Brady bunch?

What a win-win situation!

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