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    Default Legislation To Restore Concealed Carry in National Parks Introduced

    On Thursday, April 2, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) introduced legislation (S.816) to restore the Second Amendment rights of visitors in national parks and wildlife refuges (its companion bill, H.R. 1684 was introduced last week by Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). The current Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations were amended by the Bush Administration in 2008, allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves by carrying a concealed firearm in national parks and wildlife refuges. However, early this year, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule. The NRA has been working for the past several years in the regulatory, legal, and legislative arenas to achieve this policy change.

    "NRA would like to thank this bi-partisan group of Senators for leading the legislative effort to strengthen Right-to-Carry laws on federal parklands. Senator Crapo has been at the forefront of this fight from the very beginning, along with Senator Baucus," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "NRA is committed to changing the old, outdated rule, and will continue to work aggressively with Congress to pass this critical legislation. NRA will continue to pursue every avenue to defend the American people's right of self-defense."

    This bill would provide uniformity across our nation's federal lands and put an end to the patchwork of regulations that governed different lands managed by different federal agencies. In the past, only Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands allowed the carrying of firearms, while National Parks and Wildlife Refuges did not.

    This move will restore the rights of law-abiding gun owners who wish to transport and carry firearms for lawful purposes on most DOI lands, and will make federal law consistent with the state law in which these lands are located.

    "This is a common-sense measure. Senators Crapo, Baucus, Bennett, Tester and Lincoln should be commended for their efforts to allow law-abiding gun owners the option of protecting themselves in our federal parks and refuges. This legislation will amend out-of-date regulations and restore the Second Amendment rights of American gun owners," concluded Cox.

    Please be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and Representative and ask them to cosponsor and support S. 816 and H.R. 1684! You can call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121, and your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.
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    I am a bit dubious about this ever happening with the Obamanation in office but I pray it will.
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    This was actually introduced on March 24th.

    Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA]

    Cosponsors [as of 2009-03-25]
    Rep. Adam Putnam [R-FL]
    Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT]
    Rep. John Fleming [R-LA]
    Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO]
    Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA]
    Rep. Donald Young [R-AK]
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT]
    Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE]
    Rep. John Duncan [R-TN]
    Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA]
    Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY]
    Rep. Henry Brown [R-SC]
    Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO]
    Rep. William Shuster [R-PA]
    Rep. Donald Manzullo [R-IL]
    Rep. Louis Gohmert [R-TX

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    rockwerks, is that the same bill or another one? S-816 only has 4 cosponsors.

    S. 816: A bill to preserve the rights granted under second amendment to the Constitution in national... (GovTrack.us)

    Sponsor: Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]

    Cosponsors [as of 2009-04-03]

    Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR]
    Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
    Sen. Robert Bennett [R-UT]
    Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    rockwerks, is that the same bill or another one? S-816 only has 4 cosponsors.

    S. 816: A bill to preserve the rights granted under second amendment to the Constitution in national... (GovTrack.us)

    Sponsor: Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]

    Cosponsors [as of 2009-04-03]

    Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR]
    Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
    Sen. Robert Bennett [R-UT]
    Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]
    Kinda hard to say but looks the same. wont know until its posted to Thomas net or govt watch

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    Do you have the bill # and a link?
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    . S 816 has not been posted yet it was only introduced yesterday, we will not see the text of the bill until Monday probably

    here is the link to the house bill: H.R. 1684: Preservation of the Second Amendment in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges Act (GovTrack.us)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    NRA: To See Where Gun Licensing Leads, Look To England:
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    Hey BO WTF? you post things that have no relevance to the topic and junk up almost every thread on here. Please keep it to the topic at hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockwerks View Post
    Hey BO WTF? you post things that have no relevance to the topic and junk up almost every thread on here. Please keep it to the topic at hand.
    Maybe if you stopped drinking the Messiah's Koolaid & trying to snow everybody on this forum that you are a second amendment supporter long enough to actually read and listen to my posts you would find the relevance to each and every thread....

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