Former COE and NPS Ranger
The title 36 CFR does not recognize CCW. But you must understand that this particular CFR goes back to the mid 1980's prior to any state CCW or CHL legislation. It would have been good if the Senate had decided to revise this CFR as well.
There are a number of regulations that the COE chooses or is unable to enforce. 1) COE Rangers, while they are considered Federal Law Enforcement Officers under Federal Statute they do not have the authority to arrest, investigate, or carry out search and siezure. They are essentially meter maids. They are not sent to FLTC for law enforcement training, they are not permitted to carry firearms. All law enforcement activities on COE reservoirs are conducted by either contract local SD's or PD's, of course the FBI, DEA, BAFT, Secret Service and other federal and state law enforcemet agencies do have juristication; however only COE Park Ranger's only have the authority to "enforce" and "ticket" you for a violation of portion of Title 36. Even if you were "ticketed" there is no system to pass that information on to any state authority. The COE ticket system does not generate a "misdemeanor" or "felony" offence.
COE lakes are considered to be under concurrent juristiction with the State that they are located within. There is no exclusive federal authority or juristiction within a COE boundary.
I do not believe that is very likely that anyone would be cited (ticketed) on a COE facility for carrying concealed.
I am not encouraging anyone to carry concealed within any COE juristiction.
Federal law trumps state law
Wrong. Guns are not allowed on any corps property, except when carried by a law enforcement officer or when being used by hunters during designated seasons. Application of the law is based on who owns the property, not who leases it.Federal law trumps state law.
Originally Posted by MNBurl