Even Some Gun Guys Don't Know You Can Carry In National Parks

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by reniram, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. reniram

    reniram

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    Was hiking in Yellowstone earlier this week and OCing in the back country like usual. This time I decided not to conceal when I got to the more visited areas like Mammoth Hot Springs and the Geyser Basin. A couple of people approached me and said if they had known it was legal to carry in national parks that they would have brought their firearms with them. So this is still not common knowledge in the community of firearms enthusiasts.
     
  2. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    Nice!!!

    Hell, I didn't know that.

    Just OC, or CC without a permit?
     
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    I don't know many things.

    Scratch one off the list today though.
     
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    My wife and I OCed in Glacier, several Asian tourists asked to take a picture with us.
     
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  6. SlickCZ85

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    its not clear cut. Backcountry is different than in the park buildings with federal employees. You have mind the signs.

    https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/management/upload/Firearms-in-IMRparks2-2010.pdf
     
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    Yeah it changed around 2010 i believe. Maybe it was 2012ish.
     
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    About the only thing Obama did right.
     
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    Agreed.

    Surprised the hell out of me when he signed that legislation.
     
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  10. SlickCZ85

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    Just know the laws. Bear spray is the preferred defense against threatening wildlife these days. This 2010 law was a change set in place for ease of travel more than your self defense. I don’t get “gun-friendly” vibes at National Parks. Now, at adjacent forests...different story. Forests are dog-friendly and as long as you follow the rules and laws of the forest you are in...its much clearer as to when and where you can have a firearm. Many forests even have approved shooting ranges.
    I drive through parks and spend my time in the forests. Thats me. YMMV
     
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    Well, it is not an issue the MSM would be touting for months as GOOD NEWS.
     
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    Biden will kill it if elected.
     
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    Except inside buildings like visitor centers, ranger stations etc is still prohibited, like all Federal buildings.
     
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  16. SlickCZ85

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    Raising a dead horse....

    Carry? Yes per the state laws that youre in.

    except there are federal regulations pertaining to the facilities and offices.


    From Yellowstone’s webpage:
    Firearms
    Federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in Yellowstone. Hunting and the discharge of firearms remain prohibited in Yellowstone.

    It is your responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering the park. Yellowstone encompasses parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, and each state has different regulations: follow the links provided here to learn more.

    Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers and government offices): those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

    Firearms should not be considered a wildlife protection strategy. Bear spray and other safety precautions are the proven methods for preventing bear and other wildlife interactions.”

    https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/lawsandpolicies.htm


    If youre still in question, call the park ranger office, and ask for clarification.

    For questions concerning state specific reciprocity:
    https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/resources/ccw_reciprocity_map/

    for a good car safe to stow your firearm away for where you cannot carry:
    https://www.libertysafe.com/handgun-vaults.php
     
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    It was part of Obama’s agenda. :)

    or it was a rider on a credit card law he really wanted so he signed it.
     
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  18. Uncle Mark

    Uncle Mark Bitter American

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    The only places I don't carry concealed are the places that I have to pass thru a metal detector. Just sayin'.
     
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    I always thought you could carry anywhere that didn't have metal detectors.
     
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