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Extremely complicated legalese . . . "No Federal regulation shall restrict any individual from possessing or carrying a firearm if that restriction is based in whole or in part upon the fact that the individual is in a unit of the National Park System."
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National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)

HR 1897 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1897

To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 17, 2007

Mr. PAUL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that--

(1) the second amendment to the Constitution provides that `the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed';

(2) section 2.4(a)(1) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, provides that `except as otherwise provided in this section and parts 7 (special regulations) and 13 (Alaska regulations), the following are prohibited: (i) Possessing a weapon, trap or net (ii) Carrying a weapon, trap or net (iii) Using a weapon, trap or net';

(3) the regulations described in paragraph (2) prevent individuals complying with Federal and State laws from exercising the second amendment rights of the individuals while at units of the National Park System;

(4) the existence of different laws relating to the transportation and possession of firearms at different units of the National Park System entraps law-abiding gun owners while at units of the National Park System; and

(5) the Federal laws should make it clear that the second amendment rights of an individual at a unit of the National Park System should not be infringed.

SEC. 3. FIREARMS IN UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.

No Federal regulation shall restrict any individual from possessing or carrying a firearm if that restriction is based in whole or in part upon the fact that the individual is in a unit of the National Park System.
 

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Now if they will just pass it... :roll:
First we need some Georgia co-sponsors.

Paul Broun, maybe?
 

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From VCDL Alert:

A few months ago pro-gun Congressman Ron Paul (TX-14) introduced a bill that would prohibit any regulation barring carry in National Parks!

The bill number is HR. 1897, the National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007.

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ACTION ITEM

Currently there is only one cosponsor of the bill :-(

That cosponsor is none other than Virgil Goode, Jr. of Virginia (R-5)!

We need to get the word out so we can get a lot of cosponsors on this bill.

If your Congressman is Virgil Goode, contact him and thank him for signing on to HR. 1897.

If your Congressman is NOT Virgil Goode, then you can contact them by clicking here:

http://www.house.gov/writerep/

Suggested message:

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I urge you to cosponsor and help move Congressman Ron Paul's bill HR. 1897!

HR. 1897 will allow law-abiding gun owners to be able to carry a handgun for self-defense in a National Park.

The Department of the Interior has refused to seriously consider changing their current regulations to allow citizens the right to self-defense, even though crime is on the rise in National Parks.

Congress needs to act to protect the lives of innocent citizens.

Please let me know what you are going to do.

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The wording of the bill can be seen by clicking here:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.1897:

National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)

HR 1897 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1897

To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 17, 2007

Mr. PAUL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that--

(1) the second amendment to the Constitution provides that `the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed';

(2) section 2.4(a)(1) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, provides that `except as otherwise provided in this section and parts 7 (special regulations) and 13 (Alaska regulations), the following are prohibited: (i) Possessing a weapon, trap or net (ii) Carrying a weapon, trap or net (iii) Using a weapon, trap or net';

(3) the regulations described in paragraph (2) prevent individuals complying with Federal and State laws from exercising the second amendment rights of the individuals while at units of the National Park System;

(4) the existence of different laws relating to the transportation and possession of firearms at different units of the National Park System entraps law-abiding gun owners while at units of the National Park System; and

(5) the Federal laws should make it clear that the second amendment rights of an individual at a unit of the National Park System should not be infringed.

SEC. 3. FIREARMS IN UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.

No Federal regulation shall restrict any individual from possessing or carrying a firearm if that restriction is based in whole or in part upon the fact that the individual is in a unit of the National Park System.

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I will be making phone calls today and email everyone I can.
 

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Everyone? :lol: You should probably start with your own representative, as contact from a consituent means more than somebody who has no vote in that district. Mention in the first line that you are a constituent.
 

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Emailed John Linder today. Thanks for the heads up
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Everyone? :lol: You should probably start with your own representative, as contact from a consituent means more than somebody who has no vote in that district. Mention in the first line that you are a constituent.
That's pretty much pointless with my asshat representative. David Scott has a 100% score from the Brady Bunch. Thank you, Georgia General Assembly for gerrymandering and putting me in this district.
 

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Man Pleads Guilty To Killing 2 In Ocala National Forest

POSTED: 10:56 am EDT July 30, 2007

OCALA, Fla. -- A Clearwater man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder and received two consecutive life terms for killing two 26-year-old college students who were camping in Ocala National Forest.

Leo L. Boatman, 21, changed his plea to guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty, said State Attorney Brad King. The prosecutor said he made the plea offer based on the wishes of the families of Amber M. Peck and John L. Parker, the Santa Fe Community College students.

They had been camping at Hidden Pond in January 2006 when Boatman ambushed them with an AK-47 assault rifle.

"I can't offer an explanation because there is none," Boatman told Circuit Judge Willard Pope.

The parents of both victims told the judge they wanted Boatman to be sentenced to life in prison.
 

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National Forests are not Off Limits by federal law.
 

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To the Honorable Phil Gringrey,
I have always been more than happy with your stand on our Second Amendment rights. As a consituent I urge you to cosponsor and help move Congressman Ron Paul's bill HR. 1897!

HR. 1897 will allow law-abiding gun owners to be able to carry a handgun for self-defense in a National Park.

The Department of the Interior has refused to seriously consider changing their current regulations to allow citizens the right to self-defense, even though crime is on the rise in National Parks.

Congress needs to act to protect the lives of innocent citizens, and restore our constitutional rights where and how it can.

Please let me know what you are going to do.

James
 

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Got my response letter from Jim today.

"...given the current political climate, it's unlike that I'll ever have the opportunity to vote on this bill."

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Tell him to Co-Sponsor this bill, it will show the people who vote for him that he is serious about our 2nd ammendment rights.
The more Co-Sponsors the more likely the bill will be pushed forward.
 

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That's what my original email to him requested.
Now a question of those folks much more knowledgable than me before I write another letter & make myself look silly.

Once a bill is referred to a committee can co-sponsors still sign on?
 

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Got my response letter from Jim today.

"...given the current political climate, it's unlike that I'll ever have the opportunity to vote on this bill."

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Gridlock in Congress, Things are getting ugly. I hope voters are paying attention (yeah, I know they aren't) :banghead:
 

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Rep. David Scott (D) said:
Dear M249:

Thank you for contacting me concerning H.R. 1897, the National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2007. I am honored to have the opportunity to respond to you such an important issue.

I understand your concerns regarding H.R. 1897, legislation that would prohibit any federal law from restricting an individual from possessing or carrying a firearm if that restriction is based on the fact that the individual is in a unit of the National Park System. As you may already know, I believe a careful balance between Second Amendment rights and safety in gun ownership is necessary in crafting any policy toward gun control, and I am sensitive to both sides of the issue. Currently, this legislation is awaiting action in the House Committee on Natural Resources. Unfortunately, I am not a member of this Committee. However, please be assured should this legislation reach the House floor for a vote, I will be sure to keep your views in mind.

Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. I hope you will continue to give me the benefit of your opinion in the future. Also, I encourage you to visit my website at http://davidscott.house.gov , where you can view the latest news and obtain information on issues and legislation that are important to you. You can also sign up for my electronic newsletter, and receive periodic updates on my activities as your representative in Washington . I thank you again for contacting me, and I look forward to continuing to serve you.

Sincerely,

David Scott

Member of Congress
Translated version of what Rep. David Scott (D) said:
Dear M249:

Since we're buddies, and on a first name basis, I think I'll be frank with you. I don't believe in the Second Amendment, and I'm going to use saaaafety as an excuse to erode your rights as much as I can.

I neither need, nor want, constituents like you in my district. You believe in individual freedom, rights, and responsibility, and I just can't have that.

If you'll excuse me, I need to go meet with Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi so that we can figure out how to take more of the money we presently allow you to keep.

Smooches,

Dave
 
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