Quote Originally Posted by juan
So far, I'm not aware of anyone being arrested, and no one said a thing to me as I carried a Speed Graphic on a tripod this weekend.
Be careful. America's descent into fascism is real, pervasive and beginning to accelerate. No photograph is worth a stint in jail or a beating, or both.

Within the last year I've been run off of both National Park property and the National Arboretum, which has an official, published policy allowing any and all photography for non-commercial use anywhere within the facility except where it would impede pedestrian traffic (such as in the bonsai pavilion). Rent-a-cops with guns are not impressed with such annoying trivialities as rules or laws. They see a large format camera and a tripod and the little switch in their brains get flipped to "commercial - not allowed without a permit".