CCW in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Legal?

CCW in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Legal?

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    CCW in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Legal?

    I found this article when trying to determine if I can CCW inside the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park:

    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A new federal policy allows concealed weapons permit owners to carry firearms into Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

    The policy change from the U.S. Department of Interior went into effect Jan. 9 and allows people with permits from the three states touching the park - Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee - to carry weapons inside the park. The policy also applies to people from states that have reciprocal firearm carrying agreements with those states.

    Chief Ranger Dirk Wiley told the Middlesboro Daily News that anyone bringing a gun into the park should contact the rangers to go over safety rules.

    Under the previous regulation weapons could only be transported into the park in motor vehicles when they were unloaded or stored away.
    Source: New Policy Allows Guns In Cumberland Gap

    Can anyone confirm, or do you know anything about the "new federal policy" mentioned in the article?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKelly View Post
    Can anyone confirm, or do you know anything about the "new federal policy" mentioned in the article?
    A judge suspended it because they didn't do an 'environmental impact review'. There is a law that will let you carry that has been passed but it will not take effect until next year.
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    Not before February 21, 2010 as things stand now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyKen View Post
    Not before February 21, 2010 as things stand now.

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    Most definitely correct...do not do so before that date unless Congress passes something to go into effect sooner (unlikely)!
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    Thanks everyone... I assume that open carry is also banned until Feb. 2010?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKelly View Post
    Thanks everyone... I assume that open carry is also banned until Feb. 2010?
    Yes. The 'rule change' did not allow open carry, but the law will (if legal in the state).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    A judge suspended it because they didn't do an 'environmental impact review'. There is a law that will let you carry that has been passed but it will not take effect until next year.
    Yes, due to the lead toxins that would be introduced because of the discharging of firearms that would take place by everyone conceal carrying into the parks.

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    The new law is not a blanket approval to carry in all national parks. You have to be legal to carry in the state where the national park is located. For example, using Cumberland as an example, if your permit is not valid in KY then you can't carry in Cumberland Gap NP.
    Another example. You live in KY and you have a valid KY CCW. If you go to a national park in another state you are only legal to carry in that NP if that other state recognizes your KY CCW permit.
    If you go to a state that does not honor your state's permit or you go to a state that does not have CCW then you are not legal to carry in NPs in those states.
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