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Text of the National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2006

This bill was introduced on November 16, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 16, 2006 (Introduced).

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II

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4057

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 16, 2006

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To protect the second amendment rights of individuals to carry firearms in units of the National Park System.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Park Second Amendment Restoration and Personal Protection Act of 2006.

2.

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

the second amendment to the Constitution provides that the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed;

(2)

section 2.4(a)(1) of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, provides that except as 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 net;

(3)

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;

(4)

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

(5)

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.

3.

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.