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  • Russ

    This matter was originally taken up by the Department of the Interior in the waning days of the Bush Administration. The Department solicited comments from the public and held a number of public meetings around the country. The desision was eventually made to allow concealed carry in the national parks according to the laws of the states involved.

    The Department then moved to implement the decision, and that’s when things got unnecessarily politica. It was initially given lip service by the Obama Administration, but implementation was subsequently blocked. Evidently the House, Democratically dominated though it is, thought that the Department’s method and conclusions were valid and that implementation should proceed. Hopefully the Senate will agree. Then we’ll see if the President has sufficient strength of character to sign it.

  • mike irwin

    I think it’s a great idea. There are all kinds of wild animals in national parks, and it couldn’t hurt to have protection. This may even save someones life.