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OMG! Stranded Hiker Fires a .45! In a National Park! OMG
The Truth About Guns ^ | 2 September, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman

Posted on 09/03/2012 11:04:20 AM PDT by marktwain

Chalk up another life saved by a gun. Huh? No really, it happens once in a while. And like lots of unreported DGUs, this won’t show up on any FBI statistical breakdown. Tim Bailey was on a 36-mile hike through Olympic National Park in Washington last Sunday – with his gun! – when he tumbled 150 feet down a ravine and broke his ankle. Though unable to get far, he had enough gear and smarts to keep himself alive for almost four days ’til help arrived. And he used his .45 to get the attention of rescuers . . .

He told columbian.com that once he set up some shelter, collected wood and got a fire going,

… he fired his pistol intermittently from Monday until he was found Wednesday and hoisted out of the ravine by helicopter.

He started with 14 rounds.

“I have five left,” Bailey said in a telephone interview as he and his wife, Whitney, 31, drove home Thursday.

Good boy. He didn’t just pack his heater, be brought an extra mag, too. The gunshots got the searchers into his general area where they found him when they spotted the smoke from his campfire. Paul Helmke was not available to comment.

It is legal to carry firearms in the park but illegal to discharge them inside the park for any reason, [park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna] said.

“If you are legally licensed to carry a firearm in Washington, it is legal to carry it in the park,” McKenna said. The punishment for firing a weapon can be up to six months in jail and $5,000.

“Charges could be pressed against someone, but it is unlikely if they are in a dire situation,” she said.

Good to know the National Park Service can be so magnanimous.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; park; rescue; wa
Guns have been used for signaling devices since their invention.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Hence the signal canon.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marktwain

You could carry guns in National Parks no problem in my day and I did.

Glacier for example.

Strange

did not need open carry permit to wear a pistol out in the woods even if a park


3 posted on 09/03/2012 11:10:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: marktwain
Joshua Graham did that at Zion National Park all the time.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: marktwain

“That’s an ancient signaling device!” Bad guy in -BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY.

Bam Bam Bam Bam! “Get the message?”-Buck Rogers


5 posted on 09/03/2012 11:16:44 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: marktwain

He will be in trouble with the Obamunists at the EPA for polluting the environment with lead.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: marktwain
One of two things Obama has done of good since elected.
7 posted on 09/03/2012 11:18:54 AM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: marktwain

A friend of mine tried firing into the air intermittently when lost. He eventually had to stop because he was running out of arrows.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 11:25:29 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: marktwain
I just found this today, I didn't think I would get to use it so soon...

Best gun

9 posted on 09/03/2012 11:25:29 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: freedumb2003

7 P’s:
Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 11:38:43 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freedumb2003

Campers Tip #42 - Never go camping with a girl who can outrun you.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 11:38:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: marktwain

Three shots for distress signal


12 posted on 09/03/2012 11:54:36 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment
Three shots for distress signal.

One shot in a National Park!

13 posted on 09/03/2012 12:04:04 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: KC_Lion

Why do mummies need guns?


14 posted on 09/03/2012 12:16:01 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: KC_Lion

I like a 1911, but that pic is just plain weird. Who wraps up like a mummy cop to play with a table full of 45s? Very odd.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 12:17:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Sawdring
Why do mummies need guns?

Payback.

16 posted on 09/03/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: marktwain

“unlikely”

Still means bureaucrats could. Would never put it past them. For even the simple revenue they can take in. If they can somehow deprive someone of earnings AND their right to carry to them it’s worth it.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 12:19:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sawdring

Daddies need them too.....LOL


18 posted on 09/03/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Iron Munro

I am sure he removed the bullet and only fired the blank cartridge. As a law abiding citizen he would have done this. /S?/


19 posted on 09/03/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

Sorry but 2nd Amendment preceded any “national park” by
at least 45 years [1832]=
ex post facto laws are illegal -
NPS you are SOL.-


20 posted on 09/03/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (national punks? who knew?! - where?? who knew?)
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To: Theoria; All
One of two things Obama has done of good since elected.

I am sure that Obama signed the bill for other reasons, and would have vetoed this part of it if he could have.

21 posted on 09/03/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Sure, was there a effort by the GOP prior to this?


22 posted on 09/03/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Sawdring; DesertRhino
Does anyone ever click on the links?

That is from a game Fallout: New Vegas, the character Joshua Graham aka The Burned Man.

New Vegas has better writing than I have read in many books.

23 posted on 09/03/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Sawdring; DesertRhino
Here try this, it will explain everything.
24 posted on 09/03/2012 1:01:46 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: KC_Lion

Fallout is pretty good, but I like Skyrim better.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 1:06:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: marktwain

It is legal to carry firearms in the park but illegal to discharge them inside the park for any reason, [park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna] said
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Hmm talk about pandering and trying to please everyone.

‘illegal to discharge ... for any reason’

That is beyond ludicrous, Joseph Heller couldn’t have come up with that one, although Ayn Rand (along the premise that make enough laws and everyone could be a criminal) may and probably did.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 1:17:20 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: EEGator

Fus Ro Yay!

27 posted on 09/03/2012 1:27:11 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: KC_Lion

Haha, that’s good.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: KC_Lion

Sorry, I played for the NCR. Never saw that guy.


29 posted on 09/03/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

That is for the DLC "Honest Hearts", you have to download it for a fee, but it is well worth it.

The Best New Vegas DLC, Joshua Graham is also the best companion and most interesting character in the game.

It takes place in Zion National Park and you have to fight off a tribe seeking to join Caesars Legion.

30 posted on 09/03/2012 6:18:04 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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