Letter from my Senator about National Park CCW
I recently wrote a letter to Senator Tester of Montana about the bill coming up allowing CCW in National Parks asking him to approve it. This is the response I got back.
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about our Second Amendment rights and my recent letter to the Department of the Interior. I appreciate your feedback.
As you know, I recently signed a letter to Secretary Kempthorne asking him to adopt rules for the safe transport and carrying of firearms through National Parks that would be consistent with state firearm laws. This change would allow law-abiding Montanans to transport firearms across all land ownership boundaries. Current law regarding poaching and the appropriate use of firearms in our National Parks is clear, and I trust individuals to respect those laws to ensure safety and healthy wildlife populations.
As a custom butcher, I made my living with a gun for over 25 years. I know that firearms play an important role in the heritage of Montana. During my time as a State Senator in Helena, I consistently voted to protect the Second Amendment rights of Montanans. I will continue to support policies that allow law-abiding Americans to carry their firearms.
I appreciate your interest in this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me again in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator
On first glance he seems supportive but then as I read it again it seemed more vague. He only said to, “carry” or “transport” firearms through National Parks. He specifically left out the right to maintain your firearm if staying in a National Park.
For a junior Senator he is getting good at the politics speak and not really explaining what he means but saying it a way to hopefully get you off his back.
He sure likes to repeat this line. He said the same thing to me in a letter about a year ago.
As a custom butcher, I made my living with a gun for over 25 years. I know that firearms play an important role in the heritage of Montana
I call BS on this. As State Senate President, he refused to allow Castle Doctrine legislation to move out of committee and on to the full Senate for a vote. So the bill died in committee.
During my time as a State Senator in Helena, I consistently voted to protect the Second Amendment rights of Montanans
Figured as much.
Originally Posted by Captain Crunch
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