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Are These People Stupid?

You really have to wonder with some people. While the man who went on a rampage, killing some of his friends, then fled, and killed a park ranger, decided to save the taxpayers the cost of a trial, you still have people making dim witted statements as if the National Park rule allowing guns has anything to do with this:

Sunday’s fatal shooting of a Park Service ranger Margaret Anderson could have been prevented, said Bill Wade, a former superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, just outside Washington, D.C., who started his career as a professional ranger at Mount Rainier.

“The many congressmen and senators that voted for the legislation that allowed loaded weapons to be brought into the parks ought to be feeling pretty bad right now,” said Wade, whose term as chairman of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees ended Dec. 31.

Didn’t this guy end up shooting the ranger in question when he tried to run a road block? Is Bill Wade so thick in the head that he actually thinks this guys as going to notice a “No guns allowed in the park” sign and turn around, or turn his gun over to the cops rather than shooting them?

This has nothing to do with the law that allows people to carry guns in a National Park, subject to state laws. This incident would have happened just as readily had the previous rule been in place. I don’ think this is a debatable point, and anyone who tries is either being deliberately deceitful, or is a cosmic fool. I will leave it to the reader to decide which is the case in regards to Bill Wade. Neither of the possibilities are commendable.

10 Responses to “Are These People Stupid?”

  1. BobG says:

    Just another hoplophobe doing a blood dance, in my opinion.

  2. David says:

    Oh hey, I just killed some people but I don’t want to get arrested for having a gun in the park. It might add 30 days onto my double life sentence for the killings.

  3. Chris says:

    I think it’s an argument in favor of responsible people carrying in parks.

  4. chris says:

    Spouting the party line even in retirement.

  5. Arnie says:

    “Cosmic fool” – I LOVE it!!!

    May I use that?

  6. dannytheman says:

    I will strictly answer your question.

    Yes, many of them are stupid. And I while I do not agree with his comments, I do recognize his grief in losing a fellow officer Ignorance? No, just distraught speech.

    Some of these officers had some serious self reflection over this!

  7. TS says:

    Oh, I think it has something to do with the new law. They ask why anyone would want to carry in a National Park? Well, here you go.

  8. Sage Thrasher says:

    Also a question to ask…just who the heck is this guy? He’s in VA? Why is he even being quoted? Is he on some reporter’s speed-dial right below the Brady Bunch? He has absolutely no connection to the story & is clearly only brought in to spout his polemical nonsense. Seriously, I’d like to know the connection between this guy & the reporter who filed the story.

  9. Mike Mitchell says:

    Here is his email, send him a polite message asking WTF he is thinking…

    bill_wade@npsretirees.org

    How about some statements of help for troubled vets instead of the same old rhetoric about needing more gun laws.

  10. Robert says:

    I’ll go with “Disingenuous” for 1000 Alex…

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