Carry in national parks bill introduced...

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    Carry in national parks bill introduced...

    S. 816, was introduced yesterday to bring Interior policies in line with those of other land-managing federal agencies, which defer to state gun laws. The bill will allow visitors to national parks and wildlife refuges to carry concealed firearms, codifying a new Interior Department rule put on hold by a federal judge.

    The legislation's sponsors are Sens. Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Jon tester (D-Mont.) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.).

    Plain and simple bill... it's about time.

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    Sorry about the bad link... I thought E&E was linking me off-site. Follow PartioticRick's link.

    Bill can be tracked here: S. 816

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    Since the anti's, got their collective panties in a bunch over the rule change before Bush left office.....

    Here is what I'd like to see happen: I would hope that another SMALL provision would be added to this bill. That provision would make it legal to conceal carry in ALL NPS property...even in states that prohibit it......

    Now that would be justice.......

    good luck getting BO to NOT veto it.....
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    sounds good, we'll see what happens...
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    Thumbs up Virginia DC members -- time to take action.

    VA-ALERT:
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    EM Dave Yates, who is working the National Parks situation for VCDL,
    has put together the following two alert items:

    1. VCDL is seeking volunteers to help coordinate efforts to once and
    for all restore the right to self defense in National Parks & Wildlife
    Refuges.

    On January 9th, 2009, the VCDL led petition to amend the Parks weapons
    regulation was partially realized. However, on March 19th an activist
    judge issued an injunction against that rule because a holstered and
    concealed handgun somehow might affect the environment. While the NRA-
    ILA appeals this decision to stay the new regulation in court VCDL is
    asking for volunteers to help coordinate agency & congressional
    contacts, collect news articles, reports, data, etc. If you can
    help, contact Executive Member Dave Yates - nps@bighammer.net

    2. ACTION ITEM:

    While the NRA-ILA appeals the new regulation "stay", the court has
    given DOI until 4/20/09 to answer the Court. This means either
    conducting the environmental analysis that the Court wants, or a host
    of other options. VCDL believes that the best course of action is for
    DOI to conduct the environmental impact analysis and implement the
    January 9, 2009 regulation. We need ALL of you to contact your US
    Representatives and Senators. Tell them:

    You want their office to contact DOI on your behalf and urge DOI to
    conduct the environmental analysis necessary to implement the January
    9th, 2009 regulation permitting loaded weapons in National Parks &
    Wildlife Refuges.

    Also, tell your Congressman or Senator's legislative assistant to
    support HR 1684 & SB 816 which codify the new regulations.

    You can contact your Representative & Senator by web mail form, email,
    fax or, phone.

    Virginia Representatives can be found and contacted here:

    Member Web Site Listing (by State) - United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 1st Session

    The House of Representatives website is:

    United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 1st Session

    The House switchboard is (202) 224-3121.

    The Senate website is:

    U.S. Senate

    Virginians can contact our Senators by calling, faxing or emailing.

    Jim Webb: (202) 224-4024 - Senator Jim Webb : Virginia
    Mark Warner: (202) 224-2023 - http://warner.senate.gov

    Make sure you speak to a legislative aide. If none are available,
    tell them you want them to call you back. Be polite, brief but give
    enough detail so they can have a good understanding of the situation
    and your position. Do NOT accept 'the representative/senator is a
    strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment'! Make sure they understand you
    want them to urge DOI to implement the January 9th weapons regulation
    AND to support and vote for HR 1684 & SB816 which codify the new
    regulations.


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    VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
    (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization
    dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to
    Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
    The following is the email I sent (with HR 1684 for my Representative & SB816 for my Senators)

    This email is to request your help in restoring the right to self-defense in National Parks & Wildlife Refuges.

    Please contact the Department of Interior and urge them in the strongest terms to implement the January 9, 2009 weapons regulation.

    The court has given the Department until 4/20/09 to answer questions and/or take actions to restore our right to self-defense. If you find that DOI is not on a time line to conduct the environmental analysis that the Court requested, please find out which of the other options the Court provided to DOI to maintain the January 9, 2009 weapons regulation will DOI have completed by 4/20/09. I also request that your office please advise me of DOI’s response.

    Finally, I request that you to support and vote for HR 1684 which will codify the new regulations.
    BTW: DC members in other States, please join us in the letter writing -- not just to your Representatives but also to Op/Ed, letters to the editor, and/or correct media errors in news articles through reporter, editor or ombudsman contact.
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