Sunday, March 22, 2009

DC judge grants injunction against conceal-carry in National Parks

From the National Rifle Association:
On Thursday, March 19, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves by carrying a concealed firearm in national parks and wildlife refuges.

In Thursday's ruling, Federal District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued the preliminary injunction against the Department of the Interior rule that took effect on January 9, 2009. The revised rule allowed individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense in national parks and national wildlife refuges located in states that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.

Today, NRA filed a notice of appeal in Federal District Court to oppose the preliminary injunction.
More information is available here.

As one Shenandoah Valley resident said:
So, I guess, us law-abiding citizens once again cannot protect ourselves in the National Parks.
Second Amendment supporters will be watching to see what happens in this case.

H/T to GOP Rock

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