Laws & Policies

The Superintendent's Compendium

Each year, the Superintendent of a National Park is required to create or update a special set of rules and regulations that are specific to that site, with the intent of preserving the cultural and natural resources of that site, and to help ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees.

The link below is for the 2018 Superintendent's Compendium for Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

Superintendent's Compendium, 2018

Firearms and Other Weapons

Legislation: 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. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility: 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 see the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 571.

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Specifically, firearms are prohibited inside the park visitor center and the Truman Home in Independence. Firearms are also prohibited inside the Truman Farm Home in Grandview. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.


Last updated: April 10, 2018

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