Judge Blocks Loaded, Concealed Guns in Parks

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   March 20, 2009
Contact:   Andrea Keller Helsel, National Parks Conservation Association, 202.454.3332


Judge Blocks Loaded, Concealed Guns in Parks

Statement by NPCA Associate Director for Park Use Bryan Faehner

“The National Parks Conservation Association is relieved that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday issued an injunction against enforcing a Department of Interior rule that allowed loaded and concealed guns in national parks.

“This ruling by Judge Kollar-Kotelly validates the concerns of Americans across the country, every living former director of the National Park Service, ranger organizations, and retired park superintendents -all of whom opposed this eleventh-hour change under the Bush Administration.

“This decision will help ensure national parks remain one of the safest places for American families and wildlife.

"We thank Hogan & Hartson LLP for their legal help on this important park protection issue."

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To view the court order blocking loaded, concealed firearms in parks, please click here.

To view the memorandum opinion for the decision to block loaded, concealed firearms in parks, please click here.

 

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