IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 16, 2006
Mr. Allen introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System.
This Act may be cited as
National Park Second Amendment
Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2006.
Congress finds that—
amendment to the Constitution provides that
the right of the people to
keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed;
of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, provides that
otherwise provided in this section and parts 7 (special regulations) and 13
(Alaska regulations), the following are prohibited: (i) Possessing a weapon,
trap or net (ii) Carrying a weapon, trap or net (iii) Using a weapon, trap or
the regulations described in paragraph (2) prevent individuals complying with Federal and State laws from exercising the second amendment rights of the individuals while at units of the National Park System;
the existence of different laws relating to the transportation and possession of firearms at different units of the National Park System entraps law-abiding gun owners while at units of the National Park System; and
the Federal laws should make it clear that the second amendment rights of an individual at a unit of the National Park System should not be infringed.
Use of firearms in units of the national park system
Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including regulations), the possession or carrying of a firearm at a unit of the National Park System in compliance with Federal law and the law of the State in which the unit of the National Park System is located shall not be prohibited.