February 13, 2010

Vol. 4   No. 1

Let's try this again, until we get it right.

(Guns in National Parks)

Taken from:

Vol. 17, No. 6 02/12/10
New Rule on Guns in Parks Takes Effect February 22

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

On February 22, a new law on guns in national parks takes effect. The law repeals a National Park Service rule that has long prohibited Americans from lawfully possessing firearms in national parks for self-defense.

The new law, passed last spring by an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate, will allow people to possess, carry and transport firearms in national parks, in accordance with state law.

However, many details remain to be worked out. Reports indicate that National Park Service officials are debating issues such as the definition of “federal facilities,” where firearms will remain prohibited under a different federal law.

NPS officials are expected to issue further information as February 22 approaches, and some parks have already published information on their new policies. Because state laws vary greatly, before you visit a national park, you should check the park’s website or call the park headquarters for more information. NRA will also provide updates as they become available.

For information on either of the parks in Texas:

If you chose to use the park's website, search "handgun"

To follow this and other gun related issues, go to the NRA/ILA site.  And, please, do us all a big favor:

  1. Don't believe all the doom and gloom stories put out by the loons that actually believe they have stumbled across gun confiscation programs and the like that even the NRA doesn't know about,

  2. Don't facilitate the spread of such bogus stories by, as most of the emails ask, forwarding them to everyone you know, who owns a gun,

  3. Take the time to verify the gun stories, before you even consider clicking the Forward button, and

  4. For the few who haven't figured it out, PLEASE eliminate previous recipients from forwarded emails, and use the Bcc address for your recipients.

Practice, Practice, Practice


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