CCW coming to Rocky Mountain National Park?

CCW coming to Rocky Mountain National Park?

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    CCW coming to Rocky Mountain National Park?

    According to this 9News article, Rocky Mountain National Park will cease to be a National Park and become a Wilderness Area.

    Does this mean CCW will become possible there? It sounds like it to me.

    They've been having a large problem with elk overpopulation. I wonder if this move is so they can allow hunting. It's a lot more cost effective to charge hunters to thin the herd than pay rangers to do it.


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    That's by far my favorite national park. Of course, my biggest problem up there isn't BGs trying to hurt me... it's altitude sickness. Last time I was there I hit 12,500 feet and thought I was gonna die. If I'd had a gun, I might have used it on myself! (I kid, of course... but I was SICK!)
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    Heh, I did the same thing a few years back. Got out of my truck and went for a walk at the top. I didnt think I would make it back. Stupid me.
    I keep wishing I can make it back out there...
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    Sorry guys, age and food caught up with me so I now strap my backpack on the front rack of the ATV. I don't get to go visit the wildeness areas anymore but there is a lot of places I can ride and camp up there since I can't walk as far anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainPacker View Post
    According to this 9News article, Rocky Mountain National Park will cease to be a National Park and become a Wilderness Area.

    Does this mean CCW will become possible there? It sounds like it to me.
    I doubt it. A wilderness area isn't actually a separate category of federal lands, it's just an additional designation that provides legal protection over and above that of a national park, forest, etc. Most wilderness areas are National Forests (meaning you can carry a weapon there unless state laws prohibit it). However, there are also wilderness areas on land run by other federal lands agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. For instance, 95% of Death Valley National Park is designated as a wilderness area, but it's still under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, and the prohibition on CCWing in a national park still applies.

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    Blackeagle is correct. If the management of RMNP is transferred from the Interior Dep't (National Park Service) to the Agriculture Dep't (U.S. Forest Service), then firearms would be allowed. If Interior retains control of the lands, then the current firearms prohibition would remain in effect.


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    Oops, when I was there last summer I had my Glock in my daypack. I read somewhere about the Forest Service trying to keep all guns off Forest Service controlled property, but they were overruled. I was thinking that meant you could carry on any FS controlled land, which would include RMNP.

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    Rocky Mountain National Park isn't controlled by the Forest Service, since it's a national park, it's controlled by the National Park Service.

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