Friday, March 20, 2009

WEBB: "Obama wont take your guns"...

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Back during the last Presidential campaign I recall hearing several radio messages from my Virginia Senator Jim Webb (D) telling me that Obama supports my gun rights and would not take them away from me…

Recently Virginia citizens with valid Concealed weapons permits have been allowed to carry their acceptable weapons in National Parks within Virginia as long as it was concealed and properly maintained. I am a avid hiker of the trails in Virginia and also a CWP holder and appreciated the ability to be able to defend myself while on the trail if needed. In my years of hiking the trails within Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway I have had many enjoyable hikes. Unfortunately I have also run into people on the trails who make it a habit to stay at the shelters on the trail during the weekends who tend to drink and become “Rowdy”…

Recently there was an individual who was convicted in killing two hikers many years ago and served time in prison for the crime. He was then released and in a very short time later he shot two other individuals on the trail very near the location he committed the murders of two hikers…

A federal judge has now blocked the ruling permitting law abiding Virginia citizens with proper concealed weapons permits from defending themselves while in the parks. Washington Post reports: “A federal judge yesterday blocked a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush allowing visitors to national parks to carry concealed weapons.”

“She noted that the government justified its decision to forgo an environmental analysis on the grounds that the rule does not "authorize" environmental impacts. Calling this a "tautology," she wrote that officials "abdicated their Congressionally-mandated obligation" to evaluate environmental impacts and "ignored (without sufficient explanation) substantial information in the administrative record concerning environmental impacts" of the rule.”

“Bryan Faehner, associate director for park uses at the National Parks Conservation Association, said his group is "extremely pleased" with both the court decision and the fact that Interior is now conducting an internal review of the rule's environmental impact. "This decision by the courts reaffirms our concerns, and the concerns of park rangers across the country, that this new regulation . . . has serious impacts on the parks and increases the risk of opportunistic poaching of wildlife in the parks, and increases the risk to park visitors”…

Environmental impacts?… What environmental impact are they looking for? I can understand Park Rangers being worried about people carrying loaded weapons in the parks but here is the little secret that many Gun Control advocates ignore…
CRIMINALS DISREGARD GUN LAWS AND ARE SUCH THE ONLY ARMED INDIVIDUALS IN GUN FREE ZONES!!! Refer to the Virginia Tech incident and see what happened there…

Senator Webb… Any comment?…

1 comment:

J.Wayne said...

As U.S. Senator will Jim Webb be allowed to carry with his CWP permit in the same parks that he and Obama are keeping us from defending ourselves?....