View Full Version : IS it true that you can carry a gun in the National Forrests

07-28-2008, 4:48 PM
Well is it I was told the law just passed.

07-28-2008, 4:51 PM
Don't confuse National Forests with National Parks.

You cannot carry any firearms in National Parks. There is a law in the works to change this in the near future.

You can carry/use firearms in the National Forests, but must obey all local and state laws.



07-28-2008, 7:42 PM
But there is a proposed rule change that would allow visitors with concealed weapons permits to carry their firearms in national parks, as long as doing so also would be legal under state law. which is still open for comments. Comments are open until August 8, 2008 - THE REGULATIONS HAVE NOT YET CHANGED.

Proposed rules (http://usasearch.gov/search?v%3aproject=firstgov&v%3afile=viv_1002%4029%3anwGKsD&v%3astate=%28root%28N256%29%29%7cN282&opener=full-window&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fws.gov%2fpolicy%2flibrary%2f E8-9606.pdf&rid=Ndoc40&v%3aframe=redirect&rsource=firstgov-msn&v%3astate=%28root%28N256%29%29%7cN282&rrank=2&) (PDF)

News link (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25630796

History (http://usasearch.gov/search?v%3aproject=firstgov&v%3afile=viv_1002%4029%3anwGKsD&v%3astate=root%7croot&opener=full-window&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nps.gov%2fpolicy%2fFirearmsre gs.pdf&rid=Ndoc2&v%3aframe=redirect&rsource=firstgov-msn&v%3astate=%28root%29%7croot&rrank=2&) of firearms regs in National Parks (PDF)

Public comment here (http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocumentDetail&d=FWS-R9-NSR-2008-0062-0001).