New Federal Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday, February 22
Contact: Jim F. Milestone, 530-242-3460
Contact: Darlene Koontz, (530) 595-4444 ext. 5101
Recreation Area and
change in federal law effective February 22, allows people who can legally
possess firearms under federal,
The new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks also subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.
“We have been working closely with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that we clearly understand the provisions of the laws that will now apply to our visitors when they are in the park,” said Whiskeytown Superintendent Jim Milestone. Lassen Volcanic’s Superintendent, Darlene Koontz stresses that,“We encourage every visitor who may wish to bring firearms to the park to do their research ahead of time and ensure that they are aware of and abide by the laws that apply. Our goal is to provide safe, enjoyable park visits for everyone, and to preserve this very special place for people today and future generations.”
new federal law has no effect on existing laws and regulations regarding the
use of firearms in national parks or hunting.
Hunting still is allowed in Whiskeytown.
However, hunting continues to be prohibited in
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said, “We will administer this law as we do all others – fairly. For nearly 100 years, the mission of the National Park Service has been to protect and preserve the parks and to help all visitors enjoy them. The parks belong to all Americans, and our commitment to American people is to ensure the safety of our visitors and the special places that have been entrusted to our care.”
For more information about firearms laws that
apply to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and
For more information about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area call (530) 242-3413, or visit http://www.nps.gov/whis/index.htm
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Whiskeytown is home to four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.