Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dave Workman article in favor of removing weapon ban in National Parks

Dave Workman has written a very good article in favor of removing the current weapon ban in National Parks.

". . . In the years between 2002 and 2007, there were 63 homicides in national parks, 240 rapes or attempted rapes, 309 robberies, 37 kidnappings and 1,277 aggravated assaults, according to National Park Service statistics.
Apparently opponents of removing the ban against loaded operable weapons don't feel there is enough probability of attack to warrant allowing people to have the choice to arm themselves for self defense while in National Parks because the risk of attack by man or beast while in National Forests is lower than while visiting the top 50 most dangerous cities of our Nation. I bet that at least some of the nearly 2000 National Park victims mentioned above might have wished they had some means of self defense with them when they were attacked by criminals who ignored the gun ban. It probably mattered to most of them, and it certainly matters to me.

You see, our Bill of Rights were written to protect the preexisting rights (natural or God given, depending on your religious view) of the few against the tyranny of the many. Even if 51% of the population and our congress were to decide that nobody should be allowed to have free speech, to worship as they please, or to BEAR arms in self defense whether that be in their homes, in schools, or in National Parks, the preexisting rights of the few would be protected against the tyranny of the many. The 2nd Amendment may be an inconvenient truth to those against guns, but the protection does exist, so they might as well get used to it.

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