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As Lands Bill Fight Ends — Greater battles over gun rights loom

April 2, 2009

In March, both the U.S. House and Senate finished up work on a massive, anti-gun $10 billion omnibus federal land bill.

The bill had been held up for over a year in large part due to GOA members fighting for Second Amendment rights on federal land — YOUR land.

The Second Amendment has been null and void for many years on all land controlled by the National Park Service (NPS).  While regulations promulgated in the waning days of the Bush administration partially reversed that gun ban, a federal judge recently blocked those rules from taking effect.

GOA worked closely with pro-gun members of the House and Senate to add a complete repeal of the NPS gun prohibition to the larger land bill.  While these efforts delayed passage of the bill, in the end the anti-gun congressional leadership teamed up with “pro-gun” compromisers and passed the measure without protecting the Second Amendment.

The story continues …..

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