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Support H.R. 1897 - National Parks carry

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  1. Beatnik

    Beatnik Member

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    Just received this from VCDL. Please help by emailing your congressman!
    http://www.house.gov/writerep/
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    A few months ago pro-gun Congressman Ron Paul (TX-14) introduced a
    bill that would prohibit any regulation barring carry in National
    Parks!

    The bill number is HR. 1897, the National Park Second Amendment
    Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007.

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    ACTION ITEM

    Currently there is only one cosponsor of the bill :-(

    That cosponsor is none other than Virgil Goode, Jr. of Virginia (R-5)!

    We need to get the word out so we can get a lot of cosponsors on this
    bill.

    If your Congressman is Virgil Goode, contact him and thank him for
    signing on to HR. 1897.

    If your Congressman is NOT Virgil Goode, then you can contact them by
    clicking here:

    http://www.house.gov/writerep/

    Suggested message:

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    I urge you to cosponsor and help move Congressman Ron Paul's bill HR.
    1897!

    HR. 1897 will allow law-abiding gun owners to be able to carry a
    handgun for self-defense in a National Park.

    The Department of the Interior has refused to seriously consider
    changing their current regulations to allow citizens the right to
    self-defense, even though crime is on the rise in National Parks.

    Congress needs to act to protect the lives of innocent citizens.

    Please let me know what you are going to do.

    --

    The wording of the bill can be seen by clicking here:

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.1897:

    National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection
    Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)

    HR 1897 IH

    110th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 1897

    To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry
    firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    April 17, 2007

    Mr. PAUL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
    Committee on Natural Resources

    A BILL

    To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry
    firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
    United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `National Park Second Amendment
    Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007'.

    SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--

    (1) the second amendment to the Constitution provides
    that `the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
    infringed';

    (2) section 2.4(a)(1) of title 36, Code of Federal
    Regulations, provides that `except as otherwise provided in this
    section and parts 7 (special regulations) and 13 (Alaska
    regulations), the following are prohibited: (i) Possessing a weapon,
    trap or net (ii) Carrying a weapon, trap or net (iii) Using a weapon,
    trap or net';

    (3) the regulations described in paragraph (2) prevent
    individuals complying with Federal and State laws from exercising the
    second amendment rights of the individuals while at units of the
    National Park System;

    (4) the existence of different laws relating to the
    transportation and possession of firearms at different units of the
    National Park System entraps law-abiding gun owners while at units of
    the National Park System; and

    (5) the Federal laws should make it clear that the second
    amendment rights of an individual at a unit of the National Park
    System should not be infringed.

    SEC. 3. FIREARMS IN UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.

    No Federal regulation shall restrict any individual from
    possessing or carrying a firearm if that restriction is based in
    whole or in part upon the fact that the individual is in a unit of
    the National Park System.
     
  2. fletcher

    fletcher Member

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    Excellent. I'll be sure to fire off letters later today.
     
  3. tinygnat219

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    Letters have been sent. Not sure how much good it'll do. My Congressman is Jim Moran.
     
  4. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Member

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    I just contacted my congressman.
     
  5. Matt King

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    Here is some national media contact info I have dug up:

    Bill O’reilly:
    oreilly@foxnews.com

    Glenn Beck
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    Lars Larson:
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    Laura Ingraham:
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    rush@eibnet.com

    http://www.drudgereport.com/ look 3/4 down the page on the right for the News Tips box.

    http://www.hannity.com/index/contact-form

    Neal Boortz:
    http://boortz.com/contact/index.html
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    Dennis Prager Show:
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    Gordon Liddy Show:
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    The American Conservative:
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    The American Interest:
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    The American Prospect:
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    letters@prospect.org

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    General media/newspapers, etc.

    Harper's:
    http://www.harpers.org/ContactHarpers.html

    National Journal:
    http://nationaljournal.com/help/feedback.htm



    Here is NPR'S address:
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    The National Review:
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    The New Republic:
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    And Newsweek, as well as MSNBC:
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    Here is Time:
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    hardball@msnbc.com

    New York Sun
    newsdesk@nysun.com

    NY Times
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    national@nytimes.com
    metro@nytimes.com
    washington@nytimes.com

    CNN's "breaking news" tip page
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    Salt Lake City Tribune newsdesk
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    Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News City Editor
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    Here's a link for the BBC's news tip page.
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    BBC > Have your say
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/2804227.stm

    http://online.wsj.com/public/page/contact_eds.html
    b.grueskin@wsj.com
    Wall Street Journal online edition editor contact.

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    General Contact: http://www.latimes.com/services/site...9615.htmlstory

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    Bernie Beck, Main News Copy Desk Chief
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    New York Daily News
    For general e-mails and tips to the News Desk, e-mail: news@edit.nydailynews.com

    ABC News
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    Tallahassee Democrat
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  6. yhtomit

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    My entry in the sweepstakes:


    Congressman Holden:

    I live and vote in Harrisburg, and am now attending law school in Philadelphia; I write to urge you to cosponsor (and help move!) Congressman Ron Paul's bill HR. 1897, which would allow law-abiding gun owners to be able to carry a handgun for self-defense in a National Park.

    I've hiked, camped, and explored in several National Parks all over the country (Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, Tennessee, Colorado, and elsewhere), and my mother is hiking bit-by-bit the Appalachian trail.

    The Department of the Interior has refused to seriously consider changing their current regulations to allow citizens the right to
    self-defense. I have heard claims that crime is on the rise in National Parks, but whether it's on the rise, waning, or staying exactly the same, the right of citizens on Federal property to defend themselves is apparent.

    Congress needs to act to protect the lives of innocent citizens.

    Please let me know what you are going to do.

    Cordially,

    [my name]
     
  7. 30 cal slob

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    anyone know if national seashores are covered by this proposed legislation?

    letters being sent...
     
  8. Upriver

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    Done.

    (Sent to Rick Larsen, District 2, WA).

    Yes, this legislation would cover all lands administered by the NPS, including National Parks, Seashores, National Recreation Areas, Historic Parks, Battlefields, etc, etc, etc.
     
  9. patentmike

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    Short and to the point. Good Bill.
     
  10. R127

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    I sent my letter. Let's hope we have a few representatives out there who will man-up and get behind this bill. We've got something similar for our state parks here in Florida, works great!
     
  11. scubie02

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    wait, battlefields and the Appalachian trail are considered "parks" and firearms are prohibited? The Appalachian trail wanders up half the east coast doesn't it!? Thats nuts. And someplace like Gettysburg? Unreal. If they are going to prohibit legally licensed people from carrying, then they should become legally liable if something happens to them.
     
  12. ZeSpectre

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    I'm in. Borrowed the excellent boilerplate from above and wrote the congresscritter(s) an email. Making a second copy to send via snailmail
     
  13. Matt King

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    Just wrote my rep. (With thanks to yhtomit)
     
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  14. Juna

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    Done. My rep is a good guy who also supported keeping the Tiahrt Amendment. He is rated "A" by the NRA. Wish I could say the same for my "F-" senators.
     
  15. mljdeckard

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    I grew up nestled between national parks, and I saw rangers and other personnel look the other way when we traversed the territory, but I doubt I would get that treatment now.

    Of course I like the legislation, and my reps will support it IF, (this leads to the question) it is ever on the floor to vote.

    I am worried that it will be A: used as a bargaining chip for another issue, or more likely B: No one but people like us will ever hear of it.
     
  16. arthurcw

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    Hits Away!

    Used the boilerplate as well. *tips hat to yhtomit*

    I made only a small change:

    Thought that put the right responsibilities on the right parties. My Congresscritter is pretty good (Culberson R-TX). But I don't want any of those guys thinking they need to protect me. They do enough of that already!
     
  17. frankcostanza

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    sent my letter
     
  18. LAR-15

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    If The Property Is Managed By The National Park Service It Is Covered By This Bill.
     
  19. Kentucky

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    My representative's reply.

     
  20. JKimball

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    Thanks for the heads up on this one. I just sent my rep a quick note on it. He's rated A+ by the NRA, so he better get behind it.
     
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