Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kurt Hoffman: Obama Administration to Ban Shooting on Public Lands

The U.S. News and World Report noted Monday that the Obama administration, perhaps frustrated at its inability to impose yet more restrictive gun regulation through the legislative process, is once again doing everything it can by executive diktat. This time, the infringement on that which shall not be infringed is to come via proposed new regulations barring hunters and target shooters from millions of acres of public land.
Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.
With candor that has likely not endeared him to his superiors, a Department of the Interior official freely admits that the idea here is not to make anyone safer:
"It's not so much a safety issue. It's a social conflict issue," said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior's Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites "freak out" when they hear shooting on public lands.
In other words, vast tracts of land--belonging to we the people--are to become Second Amendment-free zones, and without even the attempt to justify it through the fiction of "public safety," but merely to save timid urban herbivores from "freak[ing] out."

More Here at St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner


Wireless.Phil said...

Guess it didn't get posted?

I thought they just approved hunting on lands around Yellowstone.

Federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess and carry firearms in Yellowstone National Park, though discharge of firearms remains prohibited. The carry or use of other weapons such as bows, swords, and pellet or BB guns is prohibited. Additional details are available on the web at http://www.nps.gov/yell/parkmgmt/lawsandpolicies.htm.

Wireless.Phil said...

Check Google news 12/23/2103 at 13:58 EST.

Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94
USA TODAY - ‎5 minutes ago‎

MOSCOW (AP) - Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world's most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.

Highly Cited:Inventor of AK-47 rifle Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94RT

From Russia:Legendary Designer of Kalashnikov Rifle Dead at 94The Moscow Times

In Depth:Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator of AK-47, Dies at 94New York Times

Anonymous said...

The article you are citing was written back in November of 2011, where ya been?

Anonymous said...

Do you realize the news story you are linking to is 2 years old?

By Paul Bedard
November 16, 2011 RSS Feed Print

Wireless.Phil said...

Stepfather kills girl accidentally.

Police: Colorado Teen Shot, Killed by Stepfather
ABC News-26 minutes ago
Colorado Springs police spokesman Larry Herbert said the girl's stepfather fired the shot, but said it wasn't known if he had mistaken the teen ...

Dean Weingarten said...

I posted the link to Kurt Hoffman's article at St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. The link in his article is to the 2 year old article in U.S. News and World Report. In Hoffman's article, he refers to something written Monday.

I do not know if he got the date or the link wrong.

Anonymous said...

If only they would disarm you and me.