The Federal government is accepting comments on the proposed rule to allow concealed carry in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. Just go to www.regulations.gov and search: 1024-AD70. “According to National Park Service data, between 2002 and 2007, there were 63 homicides in national parks, 240 rapes or attempted rapes, 309 robberies, 37 kidnappings and 1,277 aggravated assaults." Enough to make carrying concealed a moral imperative. I urge everyone who is concerned for their rights and safety in OUR Parks comment on this proposed rule.
I included the Summary of the rule according to the Feds below.
SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, proposes to amend regulations presently codified in 36 CFR part 2 and
50 CFR part 27, which provide guidance and controls for the possession and transportation of firearms in national park areas and national wildlife refuges. The proposed amendments would update the regulations to reflect current state laws authorizing the possession of
concealed firearms, while maintaining the existing regulatory provisions that ensure visitor safety and resource protection such as the prohibitions on poaching and limitations on hunting and target practice.
DATES: Written comments will be accepted through June 30, 2008.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the number 1024–AD70 by any of the following methods:
—Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
—Mail: Public Comments Processing,
Attn: 1024–AD70; Division of Policy and Directives Management;
U.S. Fishand Wildlife Service;
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222;
Arlington, VA 22203.