|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
The Bush Administration proposed a repeal of the current law governing firearms in national parks in favor of new regulations that would allow for people to carry loaded, concealed weapons into the parks. This move would increase poaching in the parks, according to the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
PEER released a statement Thursday arguing against the proposed change for its failure to consider environmental concerns. The organization blamed the proposal on the influence of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
"The Bush administration proposed the rules in response to a National Rifle Association campaign that threatened congressional repeal of the park service rules," it said. "The NRA has made no secret of its desire to increase hunting within national parks."