Park Ranger Shoots Camper

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Dispute over $14 fee. Ranger shoots camper, stating that he was turning and making a motion that looked like he was reaching for a weapon. Witnesses say he was running away when he was shot.



    http://www.lcsun-news.com/breakingnews/ci_5497309
     

  2. gunsbillygun

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    not once but twice, in the BACK of the neck :shock:
     
  3. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Would one of us be free on bond if facing these charges?
     
  4. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Surely you jest sir.
     
  5. luke0927

    luke0927 New Member

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    Its a shame that if the ranger would have missed and the camper was armed and shot back he would go to jail for murder.....now this only saying if the ranger had no reason to shoot at him....
     
  6. Macktee

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    Luke, Luke, Luke,

    Silly boy. You must be having a bit of a joke with us.

    As we all know, it's illegal to have guns in parks so the camper couldn't have had one...

    There are laws against that!
     
  7. luke0927

    luke0927 New Member

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    Dohh!!!! guess if a park ranger gets pissed off were in trouble.....
     
  8. Doc Holliday

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    Yeah, aren't they issued 10mm Glocks? :shock: Guess they are not up to speed on less than lethal techniques when it comes to someone that is resisting arrest.
     
  9. Gunstar1

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    This was a New Mexico State park ranger, not national park by the way...

    Though I am confused... Why did the ranger think he was going for a gun? It is illegal to have a gun in a NM state park (just like GA).

    Why does a park ranger need a gun anyway? It is illegal for citizens to have them there and national parks said guns are not good for defending against animals. So why does a park ranger need a gun?
     
  10. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    I was. If there is enough reason for a park ranger to carry, then there is enough for citizens as well.
     
  11. Taler

    Taler New Member

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    GS1,

    Carry by the Ranger makes it much easier to collect $14.

    Pay or I shoot.
     
  12. Rammstein

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    And he means it!
     
  13. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

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    I asked Smokey the Bear about this issue and he just shook his head!
     
  14. Doc Holliday

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    He said "Only you can prevent unjustified shootings."