Brady Campaign sues to stop the carrying of loaded firearms in most national parks
By Associated Press
11:34 AM CST, December 30, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to stop a last-second Bush administration change that would allow people to carry concealed, loaded guns in most national parks and wildlife refuges.
The group sued the Interior Department in federal court on Tuesday.
They want a federal judge to stop the elimination of a 25-year-old federal rule severely restricting loaded guns in national parks.
The previous regulation required that firearms be unloaded and placed somewhere that is not easily accessible, such as inside a car trunk. But in January, visitors will be able to carry a loaded gun into a park or wildlife refuge if the person has a concealed weapon permit and if state law also allows concealed firearms.