Packin’ Heat With Smokey
The National Rifle Association and its allies in the Interior Department are pushing forward with efforts to allow visitors to National Parks to carry guns along with their tents, sleeping bags and copies of “Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok) has introduced legislation that would prohibit Interior from regulating guns in the parks, and the Interior Department says it’s considering a rule change to loosen gun restrictions. A lot of park service employees and tree-hugging types don’t like the idea of pistol-packing in the parks. They point out that you aren’t allowed to hunt animals in the National Parks, so what do you need a gun for? Well that’s a no-brainer. For self-defense: to shoot bad people!
Sure, al-Qaeda and drug-dealing thugs don’t generally frequent the backwoods, but you can’t be too sure. “Law-abiding citizens should not be prohibited from protecting themselves and their families while enjoying America