May 29, 2008
PROGRESS ON CONCEALED CARRY IN NATIONAL PARKS:
The change, promoted by the U.S. Department of the Interior and some U.S. senators, would cause national parks and refuges to adopt the same concealed gun laws as those governing similar public lands in the states where they are located. . . . Park service officials are waiting until the close of the public comment period on June 30 before taking a stance on the proposal. However, they can foresee complications in changing the rules, especially in places like the Parkway or the Smokies that encompass multiple states with differing gun laws. . . .
The proposed change in national park gun regulations is open for public comment until June 30. Comments can be made online at www.regulations.gov â€” type â€œguns national parksâ€ in comment search field â€” or by mail at:
Public Comments Processing, Attn: 1024-AD70
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222
Arlington, VA 22203.