Saturday, February 16, 2008

National Parks Firearm Vote Pending

Well Congress is now poised to vote on an ammendment to an important Interior Dept. bill which would legalize the carrying of loaded firearms in National Parks.

This amendment is strategically proposed to achieve what the Interior Dept. has thus far failed to voluntarily do, despite over half of Congress voicing support of the change.

It is a political opportunity to show Obama and Clinton for what they are. Will they support a common sense proposal to expand gun rights....or continue to pander to the leftist pacifists in their party?

Law abiding citizens who pass through National Park land, should not have to worry about being arrested. If they are in compliance with state and local law there is no good reason to prevent them from having weapons, loaded or unload in a National Park.

Frankly, I visit National Parks several times a year - and I am concerned about running into trouble in the woods. Yet, I have to make a decision not to carry, even though I have a permit to carry. It does not matter that the odds of running into a dangerous animal or person is remote.
What is the Interior Department's concern.....that I may illegally hunt on federal land? That I may get mad at a hiker and shoot them? The reality is....there is no issue here. Hunters, sportsman, hikers, nature lovers should be allowed to exercise the same freedoms they enjoy outside the parks when they are within the boundaries of a national park.

I doubt if the Dems will allow this amendment to come to a vote. They hate to be forced to make a stand that might offend their base, or jeopardize what ever weak support they currently have among sportsman, hunters and other gun owners.

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