Obama Bans Gun Owners from Public Lands


Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.

Officials say the administration is concerned about the potential clash between gun owners and encroaching urban populations who like to use same land for hiking and dog walking.

“It’s not so much a safety issue. It’s a social conflict issue,” said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites “freak out” when they hear shooting on public lands.

If the draft policy is finally approved, some public access to Bureau lands to hunters would also be limited, potentially reducing areas deer, elk, and bear hunters can use in the West.

Conservationists and hunting groups, however, are mounting a fight. One elite group of conservationists that advises Interior and Agriculture is already pushing BLM to junk the regulations, claiming that shooters are being held to a much higher safety standard than other users of public lands, such as ATV riders.

Read more from Paul Bedard, U.S. News.

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Comments

  1. SEAN MURRY says:

    i shoot at a private range it is a way to get rid of our guns if you try to get my guns you will have a fight on your hands.

  2. How convenient, this was the only solution to that problem. This is your brain on Crystal Meth.

  3. This is simply one more step toward GUN CONTROL and another chip out of our right to bear arms as US Citizens! It would ruin the ability to provide food for your family if you utilize hunting season to do so. Especially in a number of states, like the one I live in, where large segments of private lands have been closed down during hunting season and the only alternative is STATE OWNED land. Nice!!! So let me ask Obama Bin Lyin this….where are you going to get the funds to replace those that shutting down hunting will disolve? Oh yeah…RAISE TAXES!! I forgot…just a little more crap to lay on the shoulders of the small business owners who actually end up in that $200,000 (GROSS) income…not that they get to keep that $200,000…in fact, after expenses they are lucky to take home $20-$50,000. Seems a bit twisted eh? "What a Country!"

  4. This is simply one more step toward GUN CONTROL and another chip out of our right to bear arms as US Citizens! It would ruin the ability to provide food for your family if you utilize hunting season to do so. Especially in a number of states, like the one I live in, where large segments of private lands have been closed down during hunting season and the only alternative is STATE OWNED land. Nice!!! So let me ask Obama Bin Lyin this….where are you going to get the funds to replace those that shutting down hunting will disolve? Oh yeah…RAISE TAXES!! I forgot…just a little more crap to lay on the shoulders of the small business owners who actually end up in that $200,000 (GROSS) income…not that they get to keep that $200,000…in fact, after expenses they are lucky to take home $20-$50,000. Seems a bit twisted eh? “What a Country!”

  5. Obama you are not the owner of public lands ,do tyou not wnderstand what public means you ass hole you tend to kenya and keep your slimmy rules off our public land, youn bastard go back to kenya and stasy we do not lioke you and you are nothing but a head ache. you are hot a citizen of the .S. and have no rights telling the Amwericans what they can and cannot do,ASS Hole go home ,leave America.

  6. We all knew he was anti gun. No surprise here. We just need this TURKEY out of office since he is also ANTI-AMERICAN!

  7. I think the heat is on when it comes to actual gun control, but Obummer is coming after the ammo. He will lay off the guns, but we won't be able to buy bullets. Watch for this….it is coming.

  8. I am sick of this guy making up his own rules as he goes along. Keep out of our private lives. He sounds more like a dictator as the days go by. I don't care who is running against him, I just want him out. If he gets another four years it will be the end of the United States of America we know. Over three hundred millon people will be enslaved by one despot.

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