There was some good info in that article Mousehound. But then, it goes into the Land of NO LOGIC
when it talks about this:
"The shooting renewed debate about a federal law that made it legal for people to take loaded weapons into national parks. The 2010 law made possession of firearms subject to state gun laws.
Bill Wade, the outgoing chair of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, said Congress should be regretting its decision.
"The many congressmen and senators that voted for the legislation that allowed loaded weapons to be brought into the parks ought to be feeling pretty bad right now," said Wade.
Wade called Sunday's fatal shooting a tragedy that could have been prevented. He hopes Congress will reconsider the law that took effect in early 2010, but doubts that will happen in today's political climate."
So the shooter, Benjamin Barnes, is running away from the incident on New Years Eve where 4 people were shot. He packs his car with "survival gear" as the media called it, and some (at least more than one) weapons. He decides to head to the park to "hide out".
And this guy quoted above, Bill Wade, thinks that if the law hadn't passed, Barnes would've stopped at the park gate and said, "Oh Gosh, I can't hide here because it's against the law to take a loaded gun into the park".