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    Open Carry LEO non incident on Skyline Drive

    Me and another forum member were OCing and standing in the Dickey Ridge Picnic area parking lot this afternoon when a park ranger drove up to chat with our group for a minute, showed no concern or made any mention about the arms. He was friendly and polite and on his way in a minute. Really nothing to report other than a non incident.

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    This is interesting, found in the parks newsletter.
    http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisi...&PageID=265723
    Firearms Permitted in Shenandoah
    As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess
    firearms under federal, Commonwealth of Virginia, and local laws to possess
    firearms in Shenandoah National Park.
    It is the visitorís responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state,
    local, and federal firearms laws. Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in
    this park; those places are posted with signs at public entrances. If you have questions,
    please contact the park at (540) 999-3500.
    The new law only affects the possession of firearms. Other weapons, such as
    bows, slingshots, and compressed gas or spring-powered pistols and rifles are still
    prohibited. Also, there is no change in the regulations prohibiting the use of
    firearms, hunting, or transporting legally taken wildlife through the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longwatch View Post
    This is interesting, found in the parks newsletter.
    http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisi...&PageID=265723

    The new law only affects the possession of firearms. Other weapons, such as
    bows, slingshots, and compressed gas or spring-powered pistols and rifles are still
    prohibited. Also, there is no change in the regulations prohibiting the use of
    firearms, hunting, or transporting legally taken wildlife through the park.
    That still strikes me as silly. I can take my gun, any of my guns, but I can't take my Taser

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That still strikes me as silly. I can take my gun, any of my guns, but I can't take my Taser
    Since when were laws supposed to be rational? Watch out with that Red Ryder, you'll put your eye out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    Since when were laws supposed to be rational? Watch out with that Red Ryder, you'll put your eye out!
    That is because Tazers are only used by poachers.
    illegal ≠ immoral legal ≠ moral
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That still strikes me as silly. I can take my gun, any of my guns, but I can't take my Taser
    It's not silly when you remember that what we have now was forced on them, kicking and screaming all the way.

    TFred

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    That is because Tazers are only used by poachers.
    No Cop Bashing!!

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    I have noticed that many of the signs at the starts of the trails on skyline drive still have the sign up that mentions that you can't have any weapons on the park. These are the ones on the posts at the yellow chains that mark the starts of the trails. I wonder when they are going to get this fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hometheaterman View Post
    I have noticed that many of the signs at the starts of the trails on skyline drive still have the sign up that mentions that you can't have any weapons on the park. These are the ones on the posts at the yellow chains that mark the starts of the trails. I wonder when they are going to get this fixed.
    Have YOU taken photo's of the signs and mailed them along with YOUR letter to the park authority asking for their removal?

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    That does bring up a good point, the NPS has put up many recovery act signs around the numerous construction sites on the drive but it seems like they are a little slow taking down the no guns ones. I saw a few in early July in the area around Matthews Arm, OTOH I don't recall seeing any at Dickey Ridge this past weekend.

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    No I haven't. I need to go back up there with a camera so that I can do that though.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by hometheaterman View Post
    No I haven't. I need to go back up there with a camera so that I can do that though.

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