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Open and conceal carry

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Offline Extram

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Open and conceal carry
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:34:47 AM »
The  law allowing guns in national parks was created as part of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which was approved by Congress and President Barack Obama. It took effect Feb. 22, 2010. Here is the partial text of Section 512, Protecting Americans from Violent Crimes:
“Protecting the Right of Individuals To Bear arms in Units of the National Park System and the National Wildlife Refuge System—The Secretary of the Interior shall not promulgate or enforce any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm including an assembled or functional firearm in any unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge
Park visitors, Santa Monica National Recreation Area
System if—(1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm; and (2) the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the State in which the unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System is located.”

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Offline dprather

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 12:58:31 PM »
I'll bite.

Is this a question?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline mule ears

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 01:08:16 PM »
Extram,
we have had this discussion many times in the last 15 years.  Nothing to see here.

Here are the Park's regulations.

I find it an interesting and odd first post for someone who, minutes ago, was just approved to be a member of the board.  As moderator I will be keeping a close eye on this thread.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Offline Casa Grande

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 01:23:20 PM »


Extram,
we have had this discussion many times in the last 15 years.  Nothing to see here.

Here are the Park's regulations.

I find it an interesting and odd first post for someone who, minutes ago, was just approved to be a member of the board.  As moderator I will be keeping a close eye on this thread.

Agreed.

Don't be a troll.


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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 03:17:17 PM »
My money is on second post being a question about the efficacy of walls in preventing immigration at places other than designated border crossings.

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Offline dprather

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 07:07:38 PM »
Not only has this subject been well wrung-out on BBC, but the subject has been wrung-out exceptionally well.

Like society at large, there seems to me to be a wide range of beliefs regarding firearms in general and their possession on the trail in particular among BBCers (and, in my experience, among backpackers).

Unlike society at large, BBCers and backpackers seem to possess a live and let live acceptance of different beliefs regarding firearms and their possession on the trail. 

Some of our more mature discussions and finest hours have begun and ended amiably regarding firearms - long live le detant.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline Casa Grande

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 11:30:42 AM »


Like society at large, there seems to me to be a wide range of beliefs regarding firearms in general and their possession on the trail in particular among BBCers (and, in my experience, among backpackers).

And, unless you pose a serious, imminent threat to me or my party while on the trail, you'll never know where I stand on that subject.



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Offline Txlj

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 02:52:01 PM »
Agreed Sir.

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Offline dprather

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Re: Open and conceal carry
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2019, 12:40:38 AM »
Concealed carry dittos
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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