Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands

Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.

Officials say the administration is concerned about the potential clash between gun owners and encroaching urban populations who like to use same land for hiking and dog walking.

“It’s not so much a safety issue. It’s a social conflict issue,” said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites “freak out” when they hear shooting on public lands.

usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/11/16/obama-pushing-shooters-off-public-lands

Well, I guess if the government can’t figure out a way to confiscate our guns they will make sure we can’t become more accurate using them.:mad:

Rather than freak out, why don’t they get a clue about liberty?

From the article…

What we probably are going to be looking forward to is a reversal," said Kania. Asked about how to handle people who freak out when they hear shots on public lands, Kania said, “I don’t know how to quanitify ‘freaking out,’” and noted that he’s seen people panicing when fly fishing in float tubes but nobody wants to ban then from rivers.

:shrug:

+Millions upon millions upon millions of acres . . . actually the majority of them . . . are in sparsely populated areas . . . in our neck of the woods they literally beg hunters to go deer, etc., hunting on these lands . . . because of over population of certain species, upon the lands . . . the supposed “foundation” for this type of bill is ridiculously flawed . . .

This has the same nonsense ridiculous vibe as Obama’s “Christmas Tree Tax” . . .

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More of our government testing ways to circumvent the second amendment of the Constitution. An unarmed populace is easier to control especially when there is a deeper ulterior motive.

With the rise of “Islamisation” of American laws, the liberals, particularly through the Democrat Party and weakening of the constitutional right to bear arms, will facilitate the rise of Islamic Sharia as the dominant rule of law in America, all the while feeling self righteous about "religious ‘tolerance’ ".

Sounds like another FAST AND FURIOUS opportunity. He might give thugs and druggies guns, and then claim it was the hunters who were shooting people.

Ah yeah, I’ll be camping in the 100 acre wood without a firearm. Hear that bunnyman? :rolleyes:

I don’t even know what to say. The sooner this anti-America President is out of office, the better off we all will be.

The gun manufacturers love him. Everytime he makes a move sales take off again.

Two weeks ago I went to my home town gun dealer - small shop that he also operates a body shop from. The parking lot was full and I had to park half a block away. In the hour I waited he sold 11 firearms and promised sales of at least 10 more because he didn’t have what they wanted in stock. When it was my turn (Olympic Arms AR15 for $599) I asked him how business was. He pulled up a receipt and said I should have been there earlier - the first guy through the door bought 14 rifles for $19,000.

Good point.

Olympic Arms? I’m a LMT or Rock River guy all the way! :smiley:

It has gotten better than in 2008, though. You can actually find ammo!

You think like I do! :smiley: Nice to meet you.

A rifle without ammo is just an expensive club.

I was going to buy a Mini 14, then my brother told me what I could get the Oly for. If I were real serious I’d probably buy a Bushmaster but my AR10 is for when things are serious. The AR15 is for plinking and working with my sons. Eventually I might buy a new upper in 6.8 SPC to use it for large game hunting.

Just saw this on the Drudge Report

usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/11/17/shooters-heard-interior-will-not-ban-target-practice

Under fire from gun owners concerned about draft guidelines that could limit areas for target practice on western public lands, the Interior Department today said it would make sure shooters still have access to lands long available for firearms recreation.

“Our goal is to leave lands open to shooting,” said an Interior official for the Bureau of Land Management, which is drafting guidelines to deal with the growing clash between skittish urbanites moving to western wilderness areas and America’s tradition of letting gun owners shoot targets on public lands.

Under fire from gun owners concerned about draft guidelines that could limit areas for target practice on western public lands, the Interior Department today said it would make sure shooters still have access to lands long available for firearms recreation.

I think the Indians learned what happens when you trust the Interior Department.

More insanity from Barry Obama.

“Urbanites” freak out at a child with a cough, so this is not surprising.

Suburbian Paranoia never ends. Or cease to amaze me.

Oh, yes.

The end is coming.

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