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 ":Acadia National Park is not the
type of place where guns make a lot of sense.":
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.