12 real impacts of a government shutdown

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:23:42 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 09:31:06 AM CDT

Need a passport? How about a gun permit? You may be out of luck now that the government has shut down.

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12. National parks and monuments closed -- Need to get away? Well, you can't. At least not to national parks. Or to national zoos. Or to national museums. They'd all be closed. That's 368 National Park Service sites closed, millions of visitors turned away.

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