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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

No Surprise Here

The Brady Campaign (formerly known as Handgun Control Inc.) filed a suit yesterday to block the rule change related to carrying firearms in National Parks.

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and seeks an injunction to block the rule, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 9, 2009. In its press release the Brady Bunch said, "The Bush Administration's last-minute gift to the gun lobby, allowing concealed semiautomatic weapons in national parks, jeopardizes the safety of park visitors in violation of federal law."

As always, the gun ban lobby resorts to tired talking points - with "semiautomatic weapons" being their favorite.

They go on to say that the rule change will result in poaching in national parks. These people need to get a real job. Concealed handgun permit holders are some of the most law abiding people in the country, with few having had their permits revoked for violating the law - in any way shape or form - including "poaching."

Dave Hardy has a post about the problems Brady might have in making their case - standing being one.

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