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    Louisville Metro Parks Jefferson Memorial Forest "Firearms Prohibited"

    Today I went hiking at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and I saw a sign that stated "firearms prohibited." It's free, but you need a permit to hike the trails. It's free, but on the back of the permit there is a list of rules and regulations. No firearms was also listed on the rules and regulations.

    This sounds like a violation of KRS 65.870 to me. They call this portion of the park the Horine Reservation. Here is one of their many maps/pamphlets that has a list of rules: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonl...onBrochure.pdf

    Any suggestions or comments? If this is a violation of state law, I am ready to get the ball rolling on getting this corrected.

    Has anyone ever tried calling the state attorney's office on matters such as these? Thanks everyone.

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    That looks legal. I saw nothing in there prohibiting taking them into the park.
    A bullet may have your name on it, but shrapnel is addressed to whom it may concern.
    Why open carrying is a good idea: http://forum.pafoa.org/open-carry-14...encounter.html

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    Notwithstanding Charley Cherokees' Advice..., I Believe that The Verbiage Contained in The Brochure is Illegal.

    Reference here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/150-00/172.PDF

    ..., and here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/065-00/870.PDF

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    I made a phone call about this a few months back and was eventually informed that it is legal to carry there. But i did not ask about carrying inside of the office. The sign apparently hasn't yet been removed.

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    Online Brochure: Updated;Permit: Outdated; Sign Reads: Firearms Prohibitied

    Sorry for the slow reply. I've been working lots of 10+ hour days recently.

    I'll get a picture of the sign and upload the permit soon. However, gutshot, the sign uses the phrase "Firearms Prohibited." The permit has a rule listed that states, "Hunting, trapping, shooting or carrying of firearms (including BB guns) are not allowed in the Forest. All animals protected."

    It appears that they have corrected the online brochure. When I was looking it over they have removed the words "or carrying" from the online brochure. The online brochure was revised 12/10 while the permits have been revised 11/10/09.

    I did not notice the correction on the online brochure. My apologies on the confusion there. The problems still exist with the sign and the permit.

    Once again, thanks to everyone for your support. It looks like they are aware of the problems, and when I go back for another hike very soon I'll let the office staff know. I'll be calling Metro Parks director, Michael Heitz on my first business day off and inform him of the actions that need to be taking.

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    Bumps in the road. Well, more like bumps in my own driveway.

    Hey, guys and gals. I have recently put the issue on the back burner. Recent family illness is a current priority, and I have not been able to appropriate necessary effort to the issue of the park sign. I still plan on making some calls but will do so when I can partition sufficient amount of time to the cause.

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