Once again the republicans with no other solutions have dug into their bag to look for an issue any issue to promote their party. Slipped into the credit card bill in the house was a little section that permits guns in national parks. Unless you're afraid that Smokey the bear is going to eat you instead of telling you to extinguish that open campfire I see no real reason to take a gun to a national park. Don't get me wrong I'm not against guns but there is a time and a place for their use. I foresee only bad things coming from this legislation.
Now for another kicker. Texas is passing a law that would permit guns on campus. It really has nothing to do with safety when you stop to think of the possabilities. Considering that most people have varing degrees of expertise in the use of firearms this presents some unnerving situations. I'm an expert shot myself but I sure wouldn't want to face a Columbine situation on a college campus. The thought of one error in judgment far outweighs any safety gains. I'm sure you can picture future Texas headlines. Drunk student shoots up dorm. Despondent student shoots self. College is a place for learning not a place for worrying about being caught in a cross fire by a disgruntled student.