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    Tuzigoot

    National Monument Arizona

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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.

Arizona:

http://www.azdps.gov/Links/ARS/?l=13/03112.htm

http://www.opencarry.org/az.html

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.”

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution/billofrights

PL 111-24 512 (b)

Protecting the Right of Individuals to Bear Arms in the NPS

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ024.111

18 U.S.C. § 13

State Laws Adopted

http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/13.html

http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm00667.htm

18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(3)

Definition of a firearm (may not apply to reenactment weapons)

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/44/921

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)

Felon in Possession

http://law.justia.com/us/codes/title18/18usc922.html

18 U.S.C. § 930

Procession in Federal Facilities

http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/930.html

Did You Know?

Removing Mortar from Tuzigoot

The ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument were reinforced with a mortar heavy in cement during the 1930s. Today a member of the Vanishing Treasures Division is painstakingly chipping out the old mortar and replacing with a softer mortar which will better preserve the remaining historical material.