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If you are a citizen of Mexico, can you own a firearm? I just don't feel comfortable in Mexico anymore. I use to go into Mexico all the time, but not anymore. I don't even feel safe camping on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River when we go on our river trips.
Somehow, increasing the number of readily-available weapons doesn't seem conducive to reducing random acts of violence.
WASHINGTON -- A new law that will allow loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges will not take effect until next year, the Obama administration said Friday.President Obama signed the gun law Friday as part of a measure creating new rules for the credit card industry.But a spokeswoman for the Interior Department said that because the credit card law will not take effect until nine months after it is signed, the gun measure also will be delayed.Spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said the Interior Department will follow Congress' directive and put the new firearms law into effect in late February 2010.Bryan Faehner, associate director of the National Parks Conservation Association, praised the Interior Department's decision."We are pleased, because that provides more time that our parks will remain safe and free from shotguns, rifles and semiautomatic weapons," Faehner said."We hope that the American public and members of Congress will have more time to understand the far-reaching repercussions of this outrageous and disturbing law that has nothing to do with credit cards and will only put park visitors at risk," Faehner said.Until February, rules adopted during the administration of President Ronald Reagan will remain in place. They severely restrict guns in the national parks, generally requiring that they be locked or stored in a glove compartment or trunk.. . .
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