Change In Firearms Policy
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
For any questions you can email the Law Enforcement staff or contact the Chief Ranger's office at 928-567-3322.
Relevant Federal Laws
Bill of Rights Amendment II
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
PL 111-24 512 (b)
Protecting the Right of Individuals to Bear Arms in the NPS
18 U.S.C. § 13
State Laws Adopted
18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(3)
Definition of a firearm (may not apply to reenactment weapons)
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
Felon in Possession
18 U.S.C. § 930
Procession in Federal Facilities
Did You Know?
When you hear the loud, steady humming of cicadas in the summertime it is actually male group singing, or serenading of female cicadas. Male cicadas make the sharp sound with plate-like organs on the thorax to attract a mate. They can get very loud at Montezuma Castle National Monument.