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Thread: Contact your Senator on re: his [in?]action on the National park gun repeal letter!

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    Go find your Sen's contact info at

    If they signed the Kempthorne, send 'em a good boy email.

    If not, send 'em a bad boy email and tell them to take corrective action ASAP!


    VA-ALERT: 47 Senator sign letter on National Park carry!!!

    12/18/2007 12:02:21 A.M. Eastern Standard Time

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    Pressure on the Department of the Interior (DOI) to change the rules
    in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges to allow law-abiding
    gun owners to carry guns for self-defense has just increased

    **Forty-seven** Senators have co-signed a letter from Senator Mike
    Crapo to Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Department of the Interior
    (DOI) asking DOI to allow state law to determine if guns can be
    carried in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in that state!

    The letter (and a link to the PDF version of the letter) is below.

    Virginia Senator Jim Webb signed the letter. Senator John Warner, as
    usual, was no where to be found.

    The NRA was apparently instrumental in getting this letter generated -
    good job. Now we need to help make this actually happen.


    First, let's thank Senator Webb for supporting this effort and
    encourage him to continue putting pressure on DOI to do the right thing.

    We also need to contact Senator Warner and urge him to let DOI know
    that he, too, supports Senator Crapo's efforts.


    For Senator Webb's web mail, click here:

    Subject - select "Civil Liberty"

    Suggested message:

    I would like to thank you for signing Senator Crapo's letter to the
    Department of the Interior! Please keep pressure on the Department of
    the Interior to allow state law to determine if law-abiding citizens
    are able to carry firearms for self-defense while they are visiting
    National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges!


    For Senator Warner's web mail, click here:

    Subject - select "Second Amendment"

    Suggested message:

    I urge you to send a letter to the Department of the Interior
    supporting the efforts of Senator Crapo and 46 other Senators to allow
    state law to determine if law-abiding citizens can carry a firearm for
    self-defense while visiting National Parks and National Wildlife
    Refuges. The right for a citizen to defend himself is both
    Constitutionally protected and is not negotiable.

    Please let me know what you are going to do.


    Here is a link to the letter and the text of the letter:

    United States Senate
    WASHINGTON, DC 20510

    December 14, 2007

    The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne
    Department of the Interior
    1849 C Street, NW.
    Washington DC 20240

    Dear Secretary Kempthorne:

    We write today concerning a longstanding effort to have the National
    Park Service and
    the Fish and Wildlife Service remove their prohibitions on law-abiding
    citizens from
    transporting and carrying firearms on lands managed by these agencies.
    We appeal to
    you on this matter in the interest of Second Amendment rights and
    consistency in
    firearms policy across federal public land management agencies.

    As you know, 36 CFR 2.4, applicable to the National Park Service, and
    50 CFR 27.42,
    applicable to the Fish and Wildlife Service, prohibits individuals
    from possessing a
    firearm on lands managed by those agencies - even citizens with valid
    weapons permits.

    These regulations infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners,
    who wish to
    transport and carry firearms on or across these lands. Also, you will
    note that other
    federal land management agencies, such as the Bureau of Land
    Management and the
    Forest Service allow transporting and carrying of firearms on these
    lands in accordance
    with the laws of the host state. These inconsistencies in firearms
    regulations for public
    lands are confusing, burdensome, and unnecessary.

    For these reasons, we support an exception to 36 CFR 2.4 and 50 CFR
    27.42 to allow
    law-abiding citizens to transport and carry firearms consistent with
    state law where the
    National Park Service's sites and the National Wildlife Refuges are
    located. Such
    regulatory changes would respect the Second Amendment rights of law-
    abiding gun
    owners, while providing a consistent application of state weapons laws
    across all land
    ownership boundaries.

    We appreciate the opportunity to share our concerns with you. Please
    treat this letter in
    conformance with all applicable procedural rules and ethical guidelines.


    Senator Mike Crapo

    Senator Max Baucus

    Senator Larry Craig

    Senator Tim Johnson

    Senator Jim Inhofe

    Senator Jon Tester

    Senator David Vitter

    Senator Mark Pryor

    Senator Gordon Smith

    Senator Blanche Lincoln

    Senator Orrin Hatch

    Senator Byron Dorgan

    Senator Norm Coleman

    Senator Ben Nelson

    Senator Tom Coburn

    Senator Jim Webb

    Senator Judd Gregg

    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    Senator John Ensign

    Senator John Sununu

    Senator Ted Stevens

    Senator Robert Bennett

    Senator Saxby Chambliss

    Senator Thad Cochran

    Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senator John Bunning

    Senator Wayne Allard

    Senator John Thune

    Senator Chuck Grassley

    Senator Bob Corker

    Senator Trent Lott

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

    Senator Pat Roberts

    Senator Mel Martinez

    Senator John Cornyn

    Senator Richard Shelby

    Senator Chuck Hagel

    Senator Lindsey Graham

    Senator Elizabeth Dole

    Senator Mike Enzi

    Senator John McCain

    Senator John Barrasso

    Senator Sam Brownback

    Senator Pete Domenici

    Senitor Jim DeMint

    Senator Jeff Sessions

    Senator Jon Kyl

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    Truly good news. Thanks for posting Mike. Hopefully this will go through.

    OTH, why didn't the Senate just tack 'this' on as an amendment to some bill they know will float through like they do all the other crapola? And the amendment should read that the USFS, NPS, BLM has NO authority to regulate firearms on goobermint property. It is completely up to the states, period.

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    Sent one to both Sen. Cantwell (WA) and Sen. Murray (WA) urging them to participate.
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    Got a response from Sen. Murray, seen here:
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    I was amazed to see that McCain signed it. I'll have to send him a kind e-mail.

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