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Old 01-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #26
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Lots of info here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...6pLid%3D124302
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #27
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There was some good info in that article Mousehound. But then, it goes into the Land of NO LOGIC when it talks about this:

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"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".
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #28
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From that same article:
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The NRA said media fears of gun violence in parks were unlikely to be realized, the NRA wrote in a statement about the law after it went into effect. "The new law affects firearms possession, not use," it said.


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Of course the media is going to latch on to the current fear of the day to blow things out of proportion.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #29
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This is such a sad ending for a Vet.

The VA has improved in that it recognizes PTSD but has yet to catch up to the fact that it requires treatment in a timely manner.

If you put it off long enough the Vet will take himself off your rolls, one way or another.
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