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Squeezing out shooters, says the draft policy, is needed because, "As the West has become more populated, recreational shooters now often find themselves in conflict with other public lands users, and the BLM is frequently called on to mediate these conflicts."
******Timing. Election is coming up and the Brady Bunch is unhappy with their boy. He needs a sop to throw at them. 1) BLM's going to have to overturn this and 2) I wouldn't be surprised if OB didn't know that all along & was doing it so he could claim he did something w/respect to gun control without actually DOING anything about it.
You know golf is a dangerous game. Maybe all courses should be closed to avoid injuries. Especially dangerous are those courses with homes and/or roads bordering the courses and those in public parks. Fences should be erected around all of the courses and netting placed over the tops so as to avoid any possible damage or injuries caused by errant shots.
Maybe the campaigner in chief will spend more time with his family?
He's an idiot, and you can't fix stoopid
He's from Kenya, and that's chock-full-o-stupid
Urbs hate dem guns until a few of them get eaten by bear and cats. That's all I'm saying..."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.
"It's not so much a safety issue. It's a social conflict issue," said Frank Jenks,... He adds that urbanites "freak out" when they hear shooting on public lands.
Shooters Heard: Interior Will Not Ban Target Practice
November 17, 2011 RSS Feed Print
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. [Read: Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands.]
"We don't want to have to close any areas," said an official as BLM provided Washington Whispers with a statement clarifying the developing guidelines.
"We are in no way interested in banning recreational target shooting, hunting, or fishing—on the contrary, our goal is to develop guidance that will help land managers maximize and preserve opportunities for recreational shooting," said the BLM statement.
Can't say I take a lot of comfort in phrases like:This draft plan has been derailed totally as of today.
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.