Its easy for these park rangers to “do their jobs” with a sidearm, confronting grandma and grandpa...it’s called intimidation.
Betcha they wouldn’t do that if grandma and grandpa brought an escort.
Sniveling little punks. I know for a FACT that I’d quit my job before I did what some of these rangers are doing. I know this because I have quit a job over ethics.
I was law-enforcement commissioned with the NPS, but did not want to be a full-time jackboot. I just carried my sidearm in my backpack most of the time. Even 25+ years ago when the gun-carrying goons were first coming out in the parks, there were some scary thugs around. And, of course now, it’s way worse.