some wordplay with your gunplay

Campers may now pack heat along with their sleeping bags when they travel to national parks.

The Bush administration on Friday struck down federal regulations banning loaded guns in most national forests, a move that was widely seen as a parting shot on behalf of the National Rifle Association.

The ruling overturned a 25-year-old federal regulation severely restricting concealed firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges. The new rule, which would take effect in January, would apparently allow anyone who already has a concealed weapons permit in his or her state to also tote a gun in federal parks within state boundaries.

Guns will be allowed in national parks: Thanks, SFGate, for “pack heat along with their sleeping bags” and “parting shot”, because what good is a ridiculously stupid law change without some wordplay to take the sting out of it?

Sorry, that was a loaded question.

I know, I know: I’m fired!

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One thought on “some wordplay with your gunplay

  1. Whoever wrote the article did a bang-up job!

    Actually this time, I once have to agree with the administration and the NRA. Being able to take a gun with you into the wilderness is a good thing. Its quite a task to defend yourself against a cougar or a hungry bear without a firearm. And your chances of coming out on top of that fight without a gun are less than good.

    P.S. Most people that wander deep into the wilderness are already packing a gun anyway. This just re-legitimized the practice.

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