Utah Too Cowardly to Ban Shooting During Fire SeasonBy Steve Casimiro on June 28th, 2012
Across the West, states, parks, and municipalities have banned campfires to help prevent the kind of devastating wildfires that are blazing across the region and in Colorado in particular. But Utah, which has suffered 20 fires started by wayward bullets in this season alone, including one that forced evacuation of 2,300 families, won’t do more than ask hunters and target shooters not to pull the trigger. Gun advocates intransigently said they’d keep on keepin’ on. “Citizens do not surrender their civil rights just because of a natural or man-made disaster,” Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. Nope, just their common sense and responsibilities to others. Via Slate.
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