We’ve all been there: hiking around a tranquil forest, taking in the lush old-growth trees, listening to the soothing trickle of a nearby waterfall when suddenly, BLAM! Out of nowhere, you’re caught in the crossfire of a gang shoot out. And what’s worse: You’re unarmed.
A proposal being pushed heavily by the NRA could change all that. Right now, visitors can bring in firearms to national parks, they just have to be unloaded and out of reach. The new proposal would allow visitors to carry loaded concealed weapons around, like, forest trails and whatnot.
“Criminals don't stay away from national parks and individuals should have the right and ability to protect themselves... no matter where they go," Anthony Fabian, president of the Colorado State Shooters Association told KUSA-TV.
The ban of firearms comes from a Regan Administration initiative aimed to prevent the killing of park wildlife and presumably redneck jackassery. But some feel that’s a violation of our Second Amendment right.
On the other hand, as the bumper sticker says, “if you out law guns, only the outlaws will have guns.” This is true.
So what’s the solution? Crossbows.