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July 25, 2008

Concealed guns in parks

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
Gladstone

Comments

whispering_to_kc

Actually, the Chicken Little hysterics are common whenever a concealed carry advocate demands the right to roam our national parks well armed, to protect themselves from the roving gangs of criminals that are so "common" in our parks.

The letter writer does not cite any rash of shootings by these criminal gangs roving our national parks because there has been no such rash of shootings.

 
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