Laws & Policies
FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS
The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.
Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
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Did You Know?
General Dwight D. Eisenhower objected to the use of the atomic bomb against Japan contending that its employment was completely unnecessary. He argued that Japan was already virtually defeated and the US should “avoid shocking world opinion.”