Just returned from National Park visit

Just returned from National Park visit

This is a discussion on Just returned from National Park visit within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was up in the Tetons and Yellowstone last week and it felt nice being able to CCW most everywhere. I've attached a pic of ...

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    Just returned from National Park visit

    I was up in the Tetons and Yellowstone last week and it felt nice being able to CCW most everywhere. I've attached a pic of the tricky transparent signs that are located on the buildings with no firearms allowed. I missed this one at first and walked into the building and noticed rangers. I walked back out and it took me a moment to see this sign from the right angle. I had to have my son stand in the background to provide a darker surface so I could even take a picture of it. LOL

    It was also great to see someone OC'ing in the park and no one around making much of a deal of it. All in all, had great time there and didnt have to leave my gun in the car too much. Most of the time, if there was a sign on a gift shop door (only happened in the Tetons at one place), I stayed outside.

    Anyways, thought I'd post this experience to enlighten those thinking of heading up to Wyoming to see the grand Tetons or Yellowstone.
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    You should have pointed out to the rangers that the sign is not in "plain and obvious" sight. Glad you caught it in time.
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    That's good to know, Alf. Those are a couple of my favorite places in the country. I'm just getting to the point where I am ready to travel again, and I don't want to travel both alone and unprotected.
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    My wife and I carried all weekend in Canyonlands and Arches. No problems at all.

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    Thanks, Alf. I'm heading up to Yellowstone this weekend with some visiting company and was planning to carry. Sounds a little scary that I'll have to let my wife go into the gift shops without me. I assume the restaurants are posted as well.
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    What happened to the injunction against the new rule allowing carry in national parks? Anyone have updated info?

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    I recently spent 8 days on the Buffalo National River and no problems. There was no sign on the Ranger Station doors either. Talked to a young ranger and his attitude was "no big deal".

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    Cool, I will be going to Yellowstone again soon and plan to OC since neither my WA CPL or OR CHL are valid in Wyoming..
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    Good to know it went well, We are taking the motor-home out west from Michigan. Leaving This Friday plan on being to Yellowstone by the middle of the week. Any places to avoid with the motor-home (Not towing a car).
    Will of course be carrying my PPS.

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    Good to know - I will be going fishing in Yellowstone on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keester View Post
    What happened to the injunction against the new rule allowing carry in national parks? Anyone have updated info?
    That injunction was 15 months ago and was the reason implementation was postposed until Feb of this year...it is no longer an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keester View Post
    What happened to the injunction against the new rule allowing carry in national parks? Anyone have updated info?
    The injunction of the Park Service rule was over ridden by Congress attaching a rider to the fair credit act that was signed by the POTUS, and went into effect in February.
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    Those signs really aren't very obvious, trying to snare someone carrying "illegally" I wonder?
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    Thanks for the post, my wife and I are going to Yellowstone and Teton next month

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    I went to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park a month ago. I CCed everywhere, except the couple buildings we went in. I didn't remember the signs being transparent, but they looked exactly the same. Was great to know that when we were out in the middle of the forest on the trails, that if I needed I could defend myself and my fiance.
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