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Senate votes to allow firearms in national parks

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded firearms in national parks, including Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded firearms in national parks, including Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. A federal judge had blocked the policy in March, about two months after it went into effect in the waning days of the Bush administration. The Obama administration was not appealing the court ruling. The amendment passed 67-29 on a bipartisan vote. Democrat Amy Klobuchar voted in favor of the amendment.