I don't think so. Why July 1?
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So, is it legal to carry concealed in national parks starting on 1 July? I'll be heading to Maine and might go to Acadia if I can carry there.
Rob - The Erstwhile Vermont Fat Ba*d
I don't think so. Why July 1?
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I don't know anything about the law or any changes, but I can tell you this.
My Dad was in Estes Park Colorado, which is part of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and he was patted down by a ranger because he was wearing his NRA life Member cap. This happened about three weeks ago. The ranger said something about the NRA cap, asked my dad if he was carrying a concealed weapon and felt around his waist to check. My Dad doesn't CC so everything ended there.
I wouldn't recommend it, unless you know for sure it's allowed. AFAIK, it's forboten, but I admittedly don't know the laws.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
It is, as of now, illegal to carry in any national park. The NRA is currently taking submissions from the public in an effort to get this rectified.
It is also illegal to carry in many, if not all, state parks.
"Engage your brain before you engage your weapon" - James "Mad Dawg" Mattis
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That gets into that thread from a few days about wearing your gun gear while out and about or should you dress to "stay under the radar"?
An armed populace are called citizens.
An unarmed populace are called subjects.
Your second amendment rights are showing!
If it were me I would not only file a complaint I would retain a lawyer and sue them. Now I'm not big on sueing but the only way this sort of nonsense will stop is if they get a clear message that it will not be tolerated. The more we tolerate the more they feel that they can get away with.
"Those who would give up essential liberties for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety" -Benjamin Franklin-
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Of course not.... carrying in a Federal Park apparently causes you to magically turn into a Poacher. Because they say so thats why...
"[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
- Thomas Paine, Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775
If you where is Estes park proper you should not have been subject to a search as you have not entered to park yet,..when we went up trail ridge road last month and went thru the ranger station the paper work that was handed to us said notheing about weapons in park therefor I did not disarm and the ranger when I asked him at pay boothe just said be careful and stay concealed
there where no signs posted any where we went in park...we got up to about 15 feet away from elk that where laying down to take pictures but if said elk had charged us I would definatly have had to protect my grandkids.
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