The column “Concealed weapons in parks is dangerous idea” (7/15, Opinion) warned that that the sky would fall if the National Park Service allows licensed persons to carry guns in parks. Such Chicken Little hysterics are common whenever an area provides for concealed carry licenses.
The columnist does not cite any rash of shootings among license holders since Missouri began licensing, probably because there has been no such rash of shootings.
Persons who carry guns responsibly in state parks will do so in federal parks. The columnist may hate guns and he may hate gun owners, but the sky is not falling.
Kevin L. Jamison