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Proposed regulation allows guns in national parks



The Bush administration has proposed a regulation to allow visitors to national parks to carry loaded, concealed weapons.

Visitors are currently required to keep guns stored and unloaded. The regulation would lift the ban in some parks, wildlife refuges and monuments.

The National Rifle Association says the rule will protect visitors from crime and wildlife. But some former National Park Service official say those concerns are unfounded.

The Interior Department is accepting comments until June 30.

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Rule Change Would Permit Weapons in National Parks (The New York Times 5/30)
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