Dept. of Interior allows some firearms in National Parks; H-S Precision ignores gun owners' concerns
Activists called to put more heat on H-S PrecisionThe Department of Interior has issued new rules to partially over turn the National Park gun ban
Today the Department of Interior issued their long-awaited new rules regarding the carrying of firearms in National Parks.
The new rules:
...would allow an individual to carry a concealed weapon in national parks and wildlife refuges if, and only if, the individual is authorized to carry a concealed weapon under state law in the state in which the national park or refuge is located.
While these rules are certainly a step in the right they are a far cry from truly embracing our Second Amendment rights.
And they bring up an important question for Colorado citizens: can a citizen carry a concealed handgun in their car, without a permit (which is legal in Colorado and authorized by state law), in a National Park? We believe so, but we will seek a firm, written answer (which we will post on our website) from the Department of the Interior.
In the meantime we'll count it a small victory, and thank all of those who worked on this issue for so many years (RMGO members included).
Sadly, the fact remains that virtually no one can carry a gun at Minuteman Park in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. The very National Park that celebrates the armed uprising of our founding fathers, who were fighting against the British attempts to confiscate their firearms, remains closed to concealed carry.
We can -- and should -- celebrate this small tactical victory, but keep our long term goal of concealed carry in all National Parks in mind.
Read the full Department of Interior's full regulations and press release here.
H-S Precision to gun owners: we don't need your business
Demonstrating the marketing skills of a pipe wrench, the geniuses at HS Precision, who marketed their rifles with a testimonial from an FBI sniper who shot and killed an unarmed woman, (whom he claimed he was not even aiming at) have released the following "statement."
To Our Valued Customers:
H-S Precision has received comments relating to individual testimonials in our 2008 catalog. All of the testimonials focused on the quality, accuracy and customer service provided by H-S Precision.
The management of H-S Precision did not intend to offend anyone or create any type of controversy. We are revising our 2009 catalog and removing all product testimonials.
The Management of H-S Precision
In spite of almost universal outrage and astonishment by gun owners, (meaning their customers) HS has decided that this anemic response will be enough to put their despicable behavior behind them.
HS Precision thought it was a grand idea to promote their rifles using the services of a man famous for one thing, killing someone he claimed he never intended to shoot.
Now they expect the people who were horrified by this position to accept an explanation that doesn't even reach the level of "lame."
If they build their rifles this way, we strongly suggest you shop elsewhere.
H-S PRECISION, INC.
1301 TURBINE DRIVE,
RAPID CITY, SD 57703
(605) 341-3006 TEL
(605) 342-8964 FAX
You can read more about the FBI's cover-up of Vicki Weaver's murder by Lon Horiuchi, here.