Arm Yourself for That Hike
In another of the Bush administration’s awesome midnight rule changes, the White House announced Friday that visitors to national parks may now carry concealed loaded weapons. For what purpose, we can’t be sure. But I suppose the threat of moose in Yellowstone and anemones in Acadia justifies the choice (not really).
A statement from the Brady campaign puts it well:
“The Bush Administration’s parting gift for the gun lobby to allow hidden weapons in our parks threatens the safety of these national treasures and those who visit them,” said Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke. “We should not be making it easier for dangerous people to carry firearms in our parks. We urge the proper authorities to use common sense, and stop this senseless rule.”