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House Passes National Parks Gun Bill

By Ed O'Keefe

The House voted today 279 to 147 in favor of a bill permitting visitors to carry concealed loaded firearms into National Parks and wildlife refuges.

The Senate passed the same measures yesterday after Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) attached the gun rights amendment to the credit card bill. It restores a Bush-era policy rejected by a federal judge in March. The Obama administration declined to file an appeal in the federal case, filed in early January by gun rights advocates.

Under House rules, members voted on the credit card and gun rights bills separately, but they will be joined together as a single bill for the Obama's signature.

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 20, 2009; 2:26 PM ET
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Your Federal Eye is blind if you refuse to link all posts to the specific votes in Congress. This blog is junk if readers cannot easily access how their elected leaders vote. If this is your claim to fame, why not do it correctly?

Posted by: TeddyRoosevelt | May 24, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

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