CCW in National Parks

CCW in National Parks

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    Question CCW in National Parks

    Is CCW in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges still OK? I've read both yes and no. What have you seen or experienced. And what is the deal with National Forests and Wilderness Areas.
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    Your good to go... The only question is buildings?

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    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ml#post1002592
    Check post 21 in this thread. That seems to answer your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
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    Check post 21 in this thread. That seems to answer your question.
    Obama can't suspend laws already on the books. This took effect Jan. 9, before he took office. If he wants to kill it, he must go through the same year long rule making nonsense that we had to wait for to get it changed in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainPacker View Post
    Obama can't suspend laws already on the books. This took effect Jan. 9, before he took office. If he wants to kill it, he must go through the same year long rule making nonsense that we had to wait for to get it changed in the first place.
    That's pretty much what post 21 says, it just goes into more details. I forgot the thread title would show. Didn't mean to mislead as to the contents of the post.
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    Yes. It was my understanding that carry could take place in the parks but certain buildings could be marked where it is not permitted.

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    Cool! Are National Forests and Wilderness Areas up to the state? That's where I like to hike around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonabq View Post
    Cool! Are National Forests and Wilderness Areas up to the state? That's where I like to hike around here.
    National Forests and Wilderness areas have always been ok for concealed carry as long as you have a concealed carry permit valid in the state the forest is in. The new law extends nearly identical rules to National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.
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    I would add a caution...some states (like Tennessee, unfortunately) have laws against carrying in parks, national forests, etc. Since the NPS rule says state laws apply, one cannot assume that a blanket good-to-go has been given. One still must know the laws of the state in which the park is located....
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    I just noticed this in Washington Post article about the lawsuit the Brady Bunch filed:
    The rules change would take effect before President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January. Overturning the rule would take months or even years if the Obama administration wanted to, since it would require the new administration to restart the lengthy rule-making process.
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    Just spent 2 weeks cycling and hiking in a NP on the US - Mexico border. Only place posted "No Carry" is the visitor center. No problems anywhere else.

    It was nice be legally carrying here.
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    I was uncertain also about whether the new rules were being followed at some local parks, so I emailed the Ranger in charge.
    A week later I received a reply stating that CC was indeed okay with a state issued permit.

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