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MSM: If only Congress hadn’t authorized civilians to carry guns into national parks, that crazed gunman that shot four people at a party wouldn’t have killed a park ranger

I’ll never understand the logic, or lack thereof, of liberals when it comes to gun control.  Let’s set the background:

Mount Rainier National Park remained closed Tuesday following the discovery of the body of the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting of a park ranger that has devastated the close-knit group of park workers.

The park, which sees more than 1.5 million visitors annually, has been off-limits since Margaret Anderson was killed Sunday morning. The body of the man suspected of killing her was found Monday morning by a plane searching the rugged, snowy area.

“We have been through a horrific experience,” said park superintendent Randy King. “We’re going to need a little time to regroup.”

Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, was lying partially submerged in a frigid mountain creek with snow banks standing several feet high on each side.

Authorities think Barnes fled to the park Sunday to hide after an early morning shooting at a New Year’s house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically.

King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said Barnes is a suspect in that shooting, as well. West said the shots were fired around 3 a.m. after a dispute over a gun. However, further details, including the vicitms’ identities, were not immediately available.

Parks spokesman Kevin Bacher said: “The speculation is that he may have come up here, specifically for that reason, to get away. The speculation is he threw some stuff in the car and headed up here to hide out.” 

So a crazed gunman (Barnes) shoots four people at a New Years Eve party, then flees to Mt. Rainier National Park and kills a park ranger who was part of a roadblock.  How does the MSM treat this?  Predictably:

The shooting renewed debate about a federal law that made it legal to take loaded weapons into national parks. The 2010 law made possession of firearms subject to state gun laws.

Bill Wade, the outgoing chair of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, said Congress should be regretting its decision.

“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,” Wade said.

So let me get this straight:

A mentally disturbed man who didn’t care about gun laws (or any laws) shoots four people at a party, critically wounding two of them.  This same lawbreaker retreats to the wilderness to hide out, and when he is stopped by a park ranger, he ignored the law again (you know, the law about killing people and stuff?) and shot and killed the park ranger.  But had Congress not authorized law-abiding citizens to carry firearms into national parks to defend themselves against bears and mountain lions, this otherwise lawbreaking gunman would have…um…not taken his gun to the national park on account of it being illegal to do so?  Because he would have gotten in big trouble for breaking a gun law, as opposed to commiting homicide?  And that fear would have made a mentally ill gunman reconsider his actions?

Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

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January 3, 2012 - Posted by | gun rights, media bias, Seattle

3 Comments »

  1. Idiots should be confined together, where they cannot infect the minds of others.

    Comment by Kevin | January 3, 2012

  2. Yep, that’d be the logic they used in reporting this one, and all the others since God knows when. When the day arrives when someone can prove to me that a gun shot someone, by itself, I may believe gun control is necessary. Ain’t gonna happen. I suggest the FEMA camps be set aside for the Idiots, as Kevin suggested. Might have to build a lot more, there seems to be so many these days.
    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Comment by J. Guidry, Battlefield, MO. | January 3, 2012

  3. Hey, how has the nation-wide ban on MURDER helped to eliminate murder??? Hm???
    So…passing laws against something doesn’t actually STOP it from happening? Weird…it’s almost as if passing gun laws WOULDN’T prevent gun violence….almost, that is.

    Comment by Kevin | January 3, 2012


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