A restored measure to allow loaded guns and semi-automatic weapons in national parks and wildlife refuges passed the Senate yesterday. The Bush Administration put similar policy in place late last year, but the rule allowing guns in parks was blocked by a federal judge in March. Slyly, Republican Sen. Tom Coburn inserted the new gun measure into a bill that puts tougher restrictions on credit card companies. It passed the Democratic-controlled congress easily, 90-5, and now heads to the House. Read more.
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