Is it just me or do these people figure that all the law-abiding, gun-toting citizens of this fine country are dangerous and on the verge of shooting up a McDonald's?!
That idiot speaking on behalf of the Brady Campaign sounds like he's of the mindset that we're all gonna go into Glacier Park and pull a Columbine at the nearest visitor's center! These people piss me off.
In my personal opinion, I think the number of bear attacks might actually go down if we're allowed to carry handguns in the park. Up until now, we've all been victims of these behemoths. If we can fight/shoot back I'll bet the bears might realize it's not worth their while. But then PETA and Cleveland Armory and all those other organizations will be in an uproar about the animal's rights, "That poor wittle teddy bear was just looking for some food in that mean gunman's backpack."
Gimme a break Paul, just because a few minorities in a big city seem to shoot it out every once in a while and have problems between their own factions doesn't mean that all the rest of us law-abiding individuals are gonna be the same way! I have yet to threaten anyone in a McDonald's or any other gathering place with my legally-owned handgun! As a matter of fact if it makes you feel better, I'll leave my handgun in it's holster when you're attacked by some drug-crazed, hell-bent-for-leather-thug that wants your wallet and jewelry to fuel his habit. I'll sit on the sidelines and just watch. I wouldn't want to interfere and put the life of that thug in jeopardy when all he's going to do is take the money and other stuff and visit his pharmacist.
Long story short, what harm is going to come from allowing firearms, concealed or not, into National Parks. What difference is there between a National Park and a National Forest. Thousands of guns every year (yes Paul, Concealed and Open-Carried) are carried out into the Flathead National Forest and I can tell you with a surety that the amount of people assaulted and killed by those evil guns is very low! Matter of fact, I got a new holster that prevents my pistol from jumping out on it's own and shooting any innocent by-standers. I feel so much safer way out in the woods and wilderness with a group of responsibly armed friends and family than I do in a Wal-Mart with people I don't even know, even if the Wal-Mart customers are unarmed!!
Ok, enough of that. I get a little bothered by subjects along these lines! All the ignorant people tend to upset me, especially if they're at the head of a national Anti-Gun organization! The words on the tip of my tongue can't be uttered in this forum so I'll bring this to a close!
Hopefully the judge is overruled and we're allowed to carry in the parks!!