Management agency behind Grapevine, Lewisville lakes considering firearms rule change

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a possible firearms rule change. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a possible firearms rule change. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a possible firearms rule change. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is considering a change in its firearms regulations that would ease restrictions on individuals carrying or transporting firearms within USACE-managed land.

The USACE is seeking public comment on the possible policy change through June 12. The corps primarily manages lakes, waterways and dams, including Grapevine and Lewisville lakes.

The rule change would align the USACE’s firearms policies with the laws of state and local governments as well as those of other federal land management agencies, according to an agency news release.

Under current regulations, individuals may only possess or transport firearms within USACE-managed land if the purpose is for hunting, use at an authorized shooting range or if a district commander has provided express, written permission.

Those wishing to provide their opinion can make submissions through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov; by emailing [email protected]; or by mail addressed to the following address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Attn: CECW-CO-N, Steve Austin, 3F68

441 G St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20314-1000.

Commenters should also include the policy's docket number, COE-2018-0008, in their submissions.

To view other lakes and land managed by the corps of engineers, visit this link.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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