Regulations eased on carrying weapons...

Regulations eased on carrying weapons in parks

There are 5 comments on the KNOE-TV Monroe story from Dec 13, 2008, titled Regulations eased on carrying weapons in parks. In it, KNOE-TV Monroe reports that:

Restrictions on carrying concealed weapons in national parks are being relaxed by the Interior Department, a move opposed by park rangers.

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Since: Aug 08


#1 Dec 14, 2008
"Park rangers are the most assaulted federal officers in the country, and the new regulations will open more opportunities for poaching and resulting danger to them, the NPCA said."

Surely people should just submit to whatever makes federal law enforcement "safer"?

And, are they saying that federal officers who infiltrate "dangerous" gun-toting groups are in less danger than officers in parks where gun bans are present?

In the article, it makes reference to a ranger shooting a poacher who aimed his gun at him. So people ignored the gun ban? REALLY? And a law enforcement officer shot someone pointing a gun at him? REALLY? At what point am I supposed to be concerned or surprised?
Ben in AZ

Tempe, AZ

#2 Dec 15, 2008
So if this statement is even true I'd ask that this is so even WITH a ban in place? Because criminals ignore bans that's why. And how does allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in NP's increase this alleged statistic?

Do they think that legal CCW/CHP holding persons will somehow suddenly think that park rangers are OK to assault, even though they do no such thing elsewhere? Well I got some news for ya: Legally possessing CCW holders wish to continue legally possessing their permit and their sidearm, so they're extra-careful, respectful, and polite toward law enforcement officers everywhere. I know I am, and everyone I know who has a permit is also. Most LEO's understand that fact.

Booo! BooOOooo! Guns are bad... BooooooOOO!

Give me a break...

“Rodeo Redneck Cowboy!”

Since: Jun 08


#3 Dec 15, 2008
Should we ban them in grocery stores to keep us evil concealed carry sickos from all of a sudden target practicing with the cantalopes and water melons ?
Raptor in Michigan

Oxford, MI

#4 Dec 15, 2008
It's not the legal gun owners that the rangers need to fear.
David in Alabama


#5 Apr 25, 2010
Someday soon in the not to distant future a law abiding gun owner will come
to the aid of a park ranger who let a criminal or criminals get the drop on
them.You won't hear much about it for a variety of reasons most of all it is because they are humans and no matter how much training they have humans are prone to make mistakes. Guns in the hands of law abiding gun owners save innocent lives and
many times the mere presence of a firearm tilts the situation in a favorable
direction. If we as a people are so gun-phobic why then should anyone be
allowed to carry one? Park rangers included. What excuse can they offer that I
as a law abiding citizen can't offer as well? Mainly self preservation and
the protection of my loved ones. Law enforcement unlike God can't be
everywhere when you need them the most

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