utbagpiper wrote:So does this affect us in UTAH being a Federal DISTRICT court in Washington DC?This is posted on the national forum at < http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum4/23320.html >. But have so many square miles of national parks here in Utah it is important to be aware and avoid becoming a criminal.
Court blocks rule allowing guns in national parks March 19th, 2009 @ 7:24pm By MATTHEW DALY, AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a federal rule allowing people to carry concealed, loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.
A decision issued Thursday by [Clinton appointed] U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overturns a rule issued in the waning days of the Bush administration.
The rule took effect Jan. 11 and allowed visitors to carry a loaded gun into a park or wildlife refuge as long as the person has a permit for a concealed weapon and the state where the park or refuge is located allows concealed firearms. Previously, guns in parks had been severely restricted.
The Obama administration had said it was reviewing the Bush rule but had defended it in court.