A backpacking couple was hiking through the original boundaries of Mount McKinley National Park in Alaska’s Denali National Park, when they happened across signs of bear activity. The male hiker drew his .45-caliber pistol as a brown bear appeared and charged the female hiker. The male hiker fired nine shots at the bear, which retreated into the brush and died. The couple backtracked through the woods to safety and found a forest ranger to report the incident.
A recent change in federal law protects the Right-to-Carry of National Park visitors, as long as they are in compliance with state law. Prior to this change, Right-to-Carry was banned in the original boundaries of Mount McKinley National Park.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.