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    Default National Parks carry update

    I imagine many of you get NRA updates via email already. For those that don't, here's the latest

    On February 22, a new law took effect that applied state firearms laws to national parks and wildlife refuges across America.
    The implementation of the new law, which the National Park Service (NPS) has planned for since passage of H.R. 627 last May, has so far been without major problems. NPS management reports that it has worked with the 493 individual parks, promoting a consistent message on several key points:
    • Under the new law, every park is subject to all the firearms laws of the state (or states) where the park is located.
    • Park visitors must know and obey state laws, including knowing which state laws apply in parks (such as Yellowstone) that cross state boundaries. (For information on state laws, go to www.nraila.org/gunlaws.)
    • The new law affects firearms possession, not use. Laws regarding hunting, poaching, target shooting or any unlawful discharge remain unchanged.
    • It will remain unlawful to carry in certain locations, under a separate law that prohibits possession of any firearm in a "federal facility."
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    Yup, I got the good news earlier in the week

    Now I have a shortcut through YNP to some great back country elk and wolf hunting. Only problem is, I can't bring any game back out through the Park

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    Hopefully the law will stand the test of time.I know its good new for folks in the interior

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    Another stupid rule done away with. Thank goodness, it's about time. The People of this State have been saddled with the old rules for far to long.
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    Default How far does it go?

    Does this, then mean, that it is LEGAL to carry a handgun, Open, or Concealed, and carry a rifle or shootgun, for Bear Protection in Mckinley Park, subject to the same rules as elsewhere in the state?

    If it does, does that mean that citizens will not be arrested anyway? Because of how the law will be interpreted by authorites?

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    The same carry and position laws that apply everywhere in Alaska now apply in the parks. How the Rangers read the laws and decide to enforce them only time will tell but it should be just like packing in USFS land like Chugach. If you got to use it to kill a bear, person, or even signal for help you will violate at very least the discharging a weapon rule and all bets are off till someone does it and some case law gets made.

    But at least now we can have a loaded weapon just like the rest of Alaska! We can even drive to Fairbanks without unloading and locking up our guns or breaking the stupid law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    The same carry and position laws that apply everywhere in Alaska now apply in the parks. How the Rangers read the laws and decide to enforce them only time will tell but it should be just like packing in USFS land like Chugach. If you got to use it to kill a bear, person, or even signal for help you will violate at very least the discharging a weapon rule and all bets are off till someone does it and some case law gets made.

    But at least now we can have a loaded weapon just like the rest of Alaska! We can even drive to Fairbanks without unloading and locking up our guns or breaking the stupid law.
    Yeah, that's good. Or gooder than it was.

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