Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gratuitous reckless endangerment

The Environmental News Service
WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2008 (ENS) - For the first time in 25 years, people will be able to carry loaded, concealed weapons in national parks and wildlife refuges under a new rule approved by the Bush administration today.

The new rule overturns a 25 year old regulation that required guns in parks to be unloaded and placed where they are not easily accessible, such as the [trunk] of a car.

Now, a person can carry firearms concealed and loaded at 388 of the country's 391 national park sites if that individual is authorized to carry a concealed weapon under state law in the state where the national park or refuge is located....

The new rule was approved despite concerns raised by every living former director of the National Park Service, several ranger organizations, retired superintendents, and thousands of national park visitors.
They are doing tons of things like this before leaving office. Once issued, such rules are not easy to overturn.

Can Obama play Herakles and divert the Potomac to clean up the Augean stables fouled by Bushco?

--the BB

1 comment:

susankay said...

The idea that the LOADED guns will never be accidentally available to little suburban kids who have no clue about gun safety is ludicrous.

Even worse is the abandonment of any restrictions on forms of strip mining coal.