Again, no one needs a gun in a National Park, right?

Remember those fugitives from Arizona, that were hiding in Yellowstone National Park a couple of weeks ago? The last two have been caught… in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Now, this was a National Forest, not a National Park, so the restrictions on firearms have always been less strict, but what are the practical differences between this National Forest and Yellowstone National Park? What justification is there for restricting firearms in one but not the other? They’re both large forested areas with vast, infrequently patrolled areas, that are open to the public. They both have camping areas. They both have wild animals.

And they both occasionally have criminals.

What’s the difference? The difference is just one word in the name. Nothing that justifies the different treatment of firearms.

Welch, who is McCluskey’s fiancee and cousin, reached for a weapon but dropped it when she realized she was outgunned by a swarming SWAT team, said David Gonzales, U.S. marshal for Arizona.

Officers apprehended McCluskey without incident after finding him lying in a sleeping bag outside a tent. He told authorities he had a gun in his tent and would have shot them if he had been able to reach for it.


McCluskey told officers he wishes he would have shot the forest ranger when he had the opportunity, authorities said.

Criminals like these don’t care if it’s a Park or a Forest, they’ll kill you either way, and care just as little. Carry your guns.


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  1. MaddMedic

     /  August 21, 2010

    But, but, but … The Police will protect us! Just call 911!!
    Guns are dangerous!!
    If we take all guns and make them illegal then no one will have them!! Like illegal drugs!!

    Yeah right….

    I’ll keep mine handy.

    YOu call 911 and tell me how it worked out for you…


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