This week’s “These people are despicable” (Yeah, I could not say what I really think) award.
The credit card industry reform bill was passed in Congress this week and it included the Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) Amendment. This amendment simply allows for state and local laws, instead of unelected bureaucrats and anti-gun activist judges, to govern firearm possession on these lands (which should be state lands anyway - but that’s another fight). So basically, if you have an FBI background check and are one of the ‘good guys’ and have a concealed weapon permit, then you can carry it in National Parks and wildlife refuges.
What then was the crap dished out by the anti-Second Amendment forces?
“Families should not have to stare down loaded AK-47s on nature hikes.” — Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign.
Like I said, I couldn’t say what I really think.
For a more rational assessment of the legislation, Alan Gottlieb with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, called the House vote a “great victory for gun rights and common sense.” Gottlieb further stated “Unarmed park visitors will benefit from the deterrent effect this new statute will have on criminals, and that will be especially important if budget cuts reduce the number of commissioned park rangers.”