Administration Backtracks on Recreational Shooting in Parks

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,985 Senior Member
The Obama administration said Wednesday it will not impose new restrictions on recreational shooting on public lands, a Thanksgiving gift for thousands of gun owners and hunters concerned about a draft plan to limit target shooting near residential areas.

The policy, proposed this summer, could have closed millions of acres of federal land to gun use, a prospect that caused alarm among gun owners, particularly in the West, where target shooting on public land is a longtime tradition. Hunting season for deer and other game begins around Thanksgiving in many states.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/23/administration-backtracks-on-recreational-shooting-in-parks/?test=latestnews#ixzz1ecmngNpr
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    How about giving all the politicians T-shirts with bullseyes on them?
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,057 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    How about giving all the politicians T-shirts with bullseyes on them?
    Jerry
    I would prefer just the progresso-libs and RINO's.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    I would prefer just the progresso-libs and RINO's.

    Nope- - - -include all of them! Tennessee politicians understand that we've got tall trees and short ropes- - - -it keeps the "good" ones in line, and the others running scared! Just because a pol panders to a particular group of voters doesn't mean he's really good- - - -he just prefers to cultivate working people's votes instead of the parasites on the other side! "Public service" is first and foremost self service, no matter how they choose to try to hide their greed. Trusting a politician is like trusting a rattlesnake, no matter which party they claim allegiance to!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    Npw if we can just get our fellow shooters to clean up the messes they make at these impromptu shooting ranges. May be fun to shoot up TVs, cars, washers, dryers, bottles, cans, etc, etc, etc...but if they keep this up, we WILL end up losing in the long run...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,651 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Npw if we can just get our fellow shooters to clean up the messes they make at these impromptu shooting ranges. May be fun to shoot up TVs, cars, washers, dryers, bottles, cans, etc, etc, etc...but if they keep this up, we WILL end up losing in the long run...

    That is our biggest threat. Shooters are slobs and it drives me nuts. I have volunteered lots of time trying to keep what we do have open. Then again the same can be said for campers and off roaders.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    Whatever happened to the "Leave nothing but footprints" concept that we oldtime Boy Scouts were taught? I truly believe I've always left a campsite, or a shooting range in better shape than I found it. It doesn't take much effort to pack out what what we brought in, plus a few extra items. I even pick up the brass that others leave, including the Blazer junk! It goes in the recycle bin with the Coke cans!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    That is our biggest threat. Shooters are slobs and it drives me nuts. I have volunteered lots of time trying to keep what we do have open. Then again the same can be said for campers and off roaders.

    Some shooters are slobs, I for one am NOT !!!!
    I also have spent time cleaning up after slobs, and do not shoot at stuff that is hard to clean up.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    How about giving all the politicians T-shirts with bullseyes on them?
    Jerry


    :roll2::rotflmao: Right on Teach... "Kill 'em all and let God sort them out" :spittingcoffee:
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Nope- - - -include all of them! Tennessee politicians understand that we've got tall trees and short ropes- - - -it keeps the "good" ones in line, and the others running scared! Just because a pol panders to a particular group of voters doesn't mean he's really good- - - -he just prefers to cultivate working people's votes instead of the parasites on the other side! "Public service" is first and foremost self service, no matter how they choose to try to hide their greed. Trusting a politician is like trusting a rattlesnake, no matter which party they claim allegiance to!
    Jerry

    We are a little short on good tall trees here in NM Teach, but we got plenty of good strong short ropes... Maybe in NM we could tie them to a cactus, we got plenty of cactus,here and I will bet that a rattle snake will be along very shortly too!!!! On the other hand we do have a lot pecan trees here.
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,651 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Whatever happened to the "Leave nothing but footprints" concept that we oldtime Boy Scouts were taught? I truly believe I've always left a campsite, or a shooting range in better shape than I found it. It doesn't take much effort to pack out what what we brought in, plus a few extra items. I even pick up the brass that others leave, including the Blazer junk! It goes in the recycle bin with the Coke cans!
    Jerry

    Damn shame really and I don't see it getting any better.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • N320AWN320AW Senior Member Posts: 648 Senior Member
    BACKTRACKS! Sounds like a negative connotation if my history revives itself correctly!

    I think your choices of words is slightly in error.

    I clearly remember the days when I could not purchase reloading components
    due to the panic attack that enveloped American shooters when Obama was elected. Everybody hoarding primers in their closets and all the other knee-jerk reactions by the survivalists!

    I'll say this though: The United States of Amercia is in a fast-fall to oblivion unless we put a straight-shooter in charge.

    The forthcoming election, in my opinion, is going to be paramount to democracy in our country!

    Ron Paul or Newt Grinrich are the best choice. The rest will be just politics as usual!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,985 Senior Member
    N320AW wrote: »
    BACKTRACKS! Sounds like a negative connotation if my history revives itself correctly!

    I think your choices of words is slightly in error.

    Not my choice of words, Fox News. However, what word would you use to describe Obama's reversal?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Npw if we can just get our fellow shooters to clean up the messes they make at these impromptu shooting ranges. May be fun to shoot up TVs, cars, washers, dryers, bottles, cans, etc, etc, etc...but if they keep this up, we WILL end up losing in the long run...

    :agree: Right on the money..
    Knowledge is essential to living freely and fully; understanding gives knowledge purpose and strength; wisdom is combining the two and applying them appropriately in words and actions.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    This is one thing that I'm glad he backtracked on. Big part of the fun in camping/backpacking is getting some informal plinking in!
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,952 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Certainly not these!!!

    "The Obama administration said Wednesday it will not impose new restrictions on recreational shooting on public lands, a Thanksgiving gift for thousands of gun owners and hunters concerned about a draft plan to limit target shooting near residential areas."

    How is not taking away what you already have a "gift"???

    AMEN. In *their* minds it is.

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,588 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Npw if we can just get our fellow shooters to clean up the messes they make at these impromptu shooting ranges. May be fun to shoot up TVs, cars, washers, dryers, bottles, cans, etc, etc, etc...but if they keep this up, we WILL end up losing in the long run...

    Yep, the shooting spot I used to frequent in AZ was this way. Classic example of a "tragedy of the commons"....everyone is free to use the land and no one is responsible for cleaning it up so most don't bother. Eventually it'll ruin it for us all.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
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