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Pot grown in National Forrest by violent Mexican gangs

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HIcarry, Aug 8, 2008.

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  1. HIcarry

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    I don't know if this is the correct location for this, but here goes.
    The issue of concealed carry in National Parks has been a topic of discussion here and in general, with many against it (including some law enforcement officials within the National Parks system) saying there was no need as the parks were some of the safest places around. Having said that, note that in the article that they fear that the violent Mexican gangs are placing the lives of "sheriffs and others" at risk, that the gangs are "willing to kill anyone" and that they have confiscated serveral different types of firearms. Yet they don't think there is a need for citizens to be able to defend themselves in the National Parks?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/08/08/pot.eradication/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

     
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  2. Halo

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    You can carry in the National Forests, you can even hunt and target shoot there; it's the National Parks that ban firearms. That should, of course, change.

    There are areas where a National Park overlaps a National Forest, and I suppose the rules of the Park takes precedent, but it just illustrates that there are dangers out there and our need to protect ourselves doesn't suddenly end when we enter a National Park. I hope we are able to get this changed.
     
  3. Blakenzy

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    They don't think there is a need for citizens to be capable of defending themselves anywhere.

    BTW legalization and regulation would solve these issues right up... How dumb are we and our law makers?... repeating the same mistakes made less than a century ago, and going strong at it.. All we are doing is feeding hard criminals.

    If I am not mistaken, the rise in crime caused by alcohol prohibiton is what brought about (in part) the promulgation of the NFA... It seems that prohibition tends to be followed by curtailment of other rights...
     
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    Yeah.....like I'm ever going to believe anything coming from the mouth of a NDCP spokesman.:fire::fire:
     
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    Shhhh...that's too radical! And it would instantly remove the major impetus behind decades of expanding the police powers of the state, not to mention the trend of them becoming more and more like paramilitary forces. Oh wait, maybe that was the goal all along.
     
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    Yeah, and take billions from the grubby pockets of the synthetics and pharmaceutical industries. Blame companies like DuPont, GM, British Petrol (back in the early 20th century).
     
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    If one can't defend oneself against violent Mexican pot growers, one certainly can't defend oneself against the state.

    Wait, did I hear someone say secure the borders & quit granting amnesty to illegal aliens ( that's English for Mojados) ?
     
  8. loneviking

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    Good luck! Tulare county is where I grew up and the place is full of mojados. Sequoia park is rough country that I know well. Odd, the article didn't mention the pit bulls that they usually bring along to guard the camp. Along with Sequoia you can add in Kings Canyon, Mineral King, Three Rivers etc.

    I had to laugh at the quote from one of the officials that 'these aren't the guys I went to school with'---no, it's their cousin Jos A and Jos B from Mexico!
     
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    $1 billion worth of pot?

    Someone's been weighing the entire plant plus root balls again...

    :rolleyes:

    Typical tactic used to boost your bust numbers.
     
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    Dont forget Hearst Paper
     
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