Before leaving office, the Bush administration overturned a regulation to
keep guns out of national parks. Despite
the objections of every living former director of the National Park Service,
tens of thousands of national park visitors, and several ranger organizations,
loaded, concealed guns are now allowed in most of the country’s national
For over 20 years, firearms were only allowed in our nation’s national parks
if they were unloaded or dismantled.
Now the Obama
administration has done the unthinkable by defending this last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush, even as Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar has asked for an internal review of whether the
regulation meets environmental standards.
The Bush administration’s ruling was clearly a gift to the National
Rifle Association, and now, the reversal of this ruling should be a priority for
the Obama administration.
Please call the White House today to demand that the Obama administration protect Americans by keeping guns out of our national parks.
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