Discussion Topic: On Packing Heat In Parks And Refuges

_Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne proposed new regulations Wednesday that would allow people to carry a [loaded] concealed weapon in some national parks and wildlife refuges. . . if the person has a permit . . . and the state where the park or refuge is located allows guns in parks, Kempthorne said.

The proposal would overturn a 25-year-old regulation . . . requir[ing that] guns [in parks and refuges] be unloaded and placed somewhere that is not easily accessible, such as in a car trunk._

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