National Park Carry Law

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    National Park Carry Law

    Is the new law to carry in National Parks in affect yet?
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    Yes, it went into effect in February
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    I think so but who knows if an injunction has been filed and you get nailed for carry in the park.
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    I thought that it had but just haven't heard a lot about it. THANKS!
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    Here's the PDF link to the NPS from MFCMB's post on this issue. It's the most "official" summary I've seen and helped answer some questions I had along with questions on the posting of Park Buildings deemed Federal Property.

    http://www.nps.gov/band/parkmgmt/upl...e%202-2010.pdf

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    Yes it has. Be prepared to lock up your firearm in your car alot. And if you dont want it stolen, dont hide it/lock it up at your destination. The parking lots in many parks are watched closely for exactly that...hiding cameras, wallets, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    Yes it has. Be prepared to lock up your firearm in your car alot. And if you dont want it stolen, dont hide it/lock it up at your destination. The parking lots in many parks are watched closely for exactly that...hiding cameras, wallets, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjam2jab View Post
    What?
    Many of the buildings will probably off limits to firearms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnsXD View Post
    Many of the buildings will probably off limits to firearms...
    IIRC, the law states buildings "where federal employees regularly work" and are posted will be off limits to carry. That's is a little vague since a restroom could be construed by some to be a building where federal employees regularly work.

    I believe buildings run by contracted concessionaires will be left to the discretion of the contacted concessionaire or leasee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman23 View Post
    Here's the PDF link to the NPS from MFCMB's post on this issue. It's the most "official" summary I've seen and helped answer some questions I had along with questions on the posting of Park Buildings deemed Federal Property.

    http://www.nps.gov/band/parkmgmt/upl...e%202-2010.pdf
    Very informative and to the point thanks. Appears you can carry while doing most all outdoor activities.
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    I was visiting GA this weekend (Fredrica Fort) and was pondering this same question. I carried into the park, but upon approaching the main office there was a good sized sign stating that "guns were prohibited in this federal facility." So I guess it's ok to carry everywhere but the building. That's annoying.....leave pistol in car......pay to access park.....go back to car and get your pistol....then enjoy the facilities. I wish they would just simplify things and make one easy rule stating "concealed weapons allowed EVERWHERE"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjam2jab View Post
    What?

    Re: locking your gun in your car.

    Many park buildings are 'multi-use.' Guns are still prohibited in buildings where federal employees work (reader's digest version).

    You may even have lodgings in a building that also has a visitor center or ranger info desk or administrative offices. And others have mentioned concessionaires (who can post whatever they want....and if they do have a preponderance of federal offices/posts inside....that sign carries legal wt....depending on state of course).
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    hope the states start takin down all the "no handgun" signs that are posted all over the national parks, but leave them up at the entrances of the buildings.
    this way cwc personal will know where they can carry legally..
    now they need a law that us honest people can carry every where, we don't commit the crimes....think about it ?????

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    I've tried "search" and google and can't find an answer to this. Is a National Wildlife Refuge (such as Okefenokee) the same as a national "park"?

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