Two Maine Groups Oppose Gun Policy 

Two Maine groups have joined two federal

lawsuits seeking to overturn a new policy that allows people to

carry concealed, loaded guns in most national parks.

Friends of Acadia and Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence

filed documentsFriday in U.S. District Court in Washington in

support of previously filed lawsuits.

Those suits were filed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun

Violence and the other by the National Parks Conservation

Association and the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.

Portland lawyer William Harwood said the brief he filed for the

Maine groups attempts to show why &quot:Acadia National Park is not the

type of place where guns make a lot of sense.&quot:

The Bush administration announced in December it was overturning

a 25-year-old federal rule that severely restricted loaded guns in

national parks and wildlife refuges.