July 27, 2011
I cannot tell you how I often I hear about a new government scheme to close off public lands previously open to gun owners.
This time it hits close to home.
Recently, the U.S. Forest Service called for an emergency closure of 132 acres of forest land on the Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, most of which was previously open to gun owners and shooters.
An "environmental assessment" is being conducted, and a number of alternatives are being considered for the land.
Make it known to the U.S. Forest Service that you are opposed to closing public lands for recreational use and hunting.
I have prepared a suggested sample comment for you to leave with the U.S. Forest Service:
As a hunter, shooter and gun rights activist, I am concerned with the U.S. Forest Service's emergency closure of 132 acres of forest land on the Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Recreational shooters and hunters have seen acre after acre of public lands disappear in recent years not only here in Colorado but also all over the country. I would like to make it clear to the U.S. Forest Service that I am 100% opposed to this closure.
Click this link to send your message to the U.S. Forest Service
As more and more of our lands are closed by the federal government, shooters and gun owners are experiencing an unprecedented shrinking of available lands for recreational use and hunting.
Make sure you get in on this fight. Don't let them take this one, too.
Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners