Should law abiding citizens be allowed to carry firearms on federal parks such as Yellowstone National Park? A bill President Obama signed in May gives the go ahead for those who are licensed gun owners the right to carry weapons on federal land as long as the state on which the land presides says it is okay. This law will go into effect next February. I see nothing wrong with people who are law abiding citizens to be allowed to carry a weapon in these parks. With the upward climb of animal related attacks and deaths through out the parks, it is about time the government allows the people to have a chance to defend themselves and their loved ones. Do I support special training in order to be allowed to do this? I don’t see why not; a well informed and well trained citizen is a responsible citizen.

This is based on an article from date Saturday, Aug. 15,2009: