Skip to comments.Highest honor for park ranger
Posted on 06/08/2010 5:13:12 AM PDT by marktwain
I guess the biggest thing I'm cautious of is to not violate a person's Second Amendment rights. It's legal for them to carry a gun. The adjustment for park rangers was that we used to react immediately. Now . . . you're just cautious. . . .
There are some people who used to say they would never hike in Glacier National Park, but now they do because they're packing. They were worried about bears before, but now they can carry guns. . . . I would say 90 percent of visitors don't carry guns into a park and I'd say about 10 percent do, and if they do, good for you.
The gun issue is controversial, and it's one that people thought might be blown out of proportion. But it shouldn't be. It's not that big a deal. We'll get used to it, we'll adapt and it shouldn't change our lives at all. We'll just be careful and respect peoples' rights to carry a handgun or shotgun or rifle.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
This is good stuff. I’m glad to hear that not all PRs are off their rocker with the gun thing.
Indeed. The only industry the "WON" has been good for is 'guns and ammo."
I wish I'd have the foresight to invest in stocks back in the summer of '08. I could now really retire, in my own little mortgage free homestead and hunker down for the duration.
Stories like this make it difficult for me to slam all federal employees without feeling a twinge of guilt.
I suspect that the Compost didn't get what they were fishing for, the 2A dissertation was certainly prompted by a WAPO question.
Once the NPS bureaucrats read this article Park Ranger Emmerich will be promoted from Glacier to some obscure national historic site in a bland location.
bump for later.
Perhaps Coronado National Park in Southeastern Arizona. Right on the border with Mexico.
The Department of the Inferior’s National Park Service punishment posts are Death Valley and the Everglades.
In the first, the stay until they dehydrate and then are hung in the store room as a warning to others.
In the Everglades, the skeeters and deer flies drain ‘em to a dry remnant.
Kudos to the Ranger. I hope he never has to evac my sorry butt from a trail deep in the tall and uncut, but it's good to know there are people like that out there just in case. One wrong step and things can get very bad very quickly up there. And I'm too old and broke-down to try to carry somebody else out, too.
Check out where the Coronad National Park is. I Illegal Drug Freeway on the Az Mexico border.
“Mostly if you’re moving and reasonably noisy you’re fine.”
Sorry, but you could be dead wrong, as was the cute female who was attacked from behind by a predator in a similar park in Canada.
Predators lost their fear of man when we lost our constitutional right to defend our life under the Endangered Species Act, and the numerous regulations of the Armed and Rangerous.
Once beasts lost their fear of man, a fear induced by gunpowder, they reverted to their age old practice of killing and eating humans.
“When gunpowder speaks, beasts obey.”
Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.
Broadly I agree with you, and in fact firearms do manage to supply the most peaceful means of coexistence with other species, especially cannids, who are smart enough to react. The real challenge in Glacier, however, is to be able to carry a firearm big enough to reliably take down a Grizzly or a moose and be able to deploy it quickly enough to be any good to you. In the average bear attack that's about three seconds. I can draw and present a .45 in an open-carry scenario in that time, but I can't dig my .41 magnum out of my backpack. With bear spray it's a reach down to the nozzle, I don't even have to unholster it. Some guy killed a Griz with a .45 last week but I'm thinking he was an awfully lucky feller, myself.
I'm all for a tiered defense system, myself, and I most certainly do carry now that it's legal. Notice to lurkers - I NEVER NEVER did so when it wasn't. Officer. ;-)