Friday, December 05, 2008

A milestone victory

Law-abiding Americans will now be able to carry their legally concealed firearms inside National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, provided they are licensed to carry said firearm in the state in which the park or refuge is located.

"'The Department believes that in managing parks and refuges we should, as appropriate, make every effort to give the greatest respect to the democratic judgments of State legislatures with respect to concealed firearms,' said [Assistant Secretary of the Interior Lyle] Laverty. 'Federal agencies have a responsibility to recognize the expertise of the States in this area, and federal regulations should be developed and implemented in a manner that respects state prerogatives and authority.'"

Hallelujah. I can comfortably visit the Grand Canyon, now that I know that my 2nd Amendment rights will be respected there.

No comments: