Don't expect anything from John Carter. Here is what he wrote back to me last year, I also posted it here on Sept 27, 2010, concerning Chet Edwards:
From John Carter:
Thank you for taking the time to contact me with your concerns regarding the Army Corps of Engineers land firearm policy. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond;
I have read over your comments, and as a strong proponent of Second Amendment
rights, I understand your concerns. In my view, protecting the rights of citizens and providing for their security against foreign enemies and domestic criminals is the most important duty of government. Law abiding citizens have a fundamental right to protect themselves and their families. However, the Army Corps of Engineers has been able to implement any regulation they deem necessary for the safety of their employees, service members, civilians, and anyone who may use the land.
Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the rules and regulations of public use of Corps of Engineers property. These regulations prohibit the possession of loaded firearms or ammunition on lands and waters administered by the Corps unless one of the exceptions applies. These exceptions include 1) in the possession of a federal, state or local law enforcement officer; 2) being used for hunting or fishing as permitted under 327.8 with devices being unloaded when transported to, from or between hunting and fishing sites; 3) being used at authorized shooting ranges; or 4) written permission has been received from the District Commander. You may view the full text of 36 CFR at http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/employ
... itle36.pdf <http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/employees/visitassist/pdfs/title36.pdf> .
These regulations will continue to prohibit loaded concealed weapons on Corps properties and it remains Corps policy to not honor State-issued concealed weapon permits on their facilities. If you have any questions concerning this policy, you should contact your local Corps project office. For the Corps site near you, please visit us at http://www.Corpslakes.us
In many of Texas' wildlife parks, people are allowed to carry concealed and non-concealed weapons in compliance with state law. I understand that some people believe the Corps of Engineers weapons policy is unfounded; however, they are certain that these regulations are necessary to ensure a safe place for them to fulfill their mission.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact me with your thoughts. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of any further assistance.
Member of Congress
I believe old John needs to go, but he ran unopposed last election, if I am not mistaken. John Carter has become one of those Roman type legislatures, he has forgotten he is a Texan and especially a Republican. IMO, we need to not forget these types when election time rolls around. I especially like how they always say, they are strong proponents for the 2nd Amendment, except for...