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Corps opens public comment period for revising firearms possession

By Pamela A. Keene
 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on its proposed revisions to regulations governing possession and transportation of firearms at Corps-managed Water Resources Development Projects across the nation, including Laker Lanier.
 
The proposed revision to Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations seeks to align the Corps’ regulations with other federal land management agencies, as well as current state and local laws. Comments will be accepted through June 12, 2020.
 
“The (proposed) revision will also eliminate the requirement for individuals to obtain written permission from a District Commander to carry a firearm on USACE-managed lands and waters,” according to the news release issued by the Corps from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. “Since the last amendment of this regulation in 2000, many states have passed laws or amended existing laws to provide for the carrying of firearms by private individuals, in particular for self-defense purposes.” 
 
Comments may be submitted one of the following ways on or before June 12, 2020:
 
  • The Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. The docket number is COE-2018-0008. Instructions for submitting comments are provided on the portal.
  • E-mail: firearms@usace.army.mil. Include the docket number, COE-2018-0008, in the subject line of the message. 
  • Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-CO-N, Steve Austin, 3F68, 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000.
     
For more information, visit www.corpslakes.us.

Posted online 4/30/20
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