View Full Version : Association of National Park Rangers article- Always Carry your weapon

03-22-2010, 10:44 AM
It seems like the author of this article shares the same opinion as most of us on why you should always have a weapon!


Scroll down to the "Protection" article.

03-22-2010, 11:05 AM
"Here’s the crux of why rangers should carry firearms off duty all the time"

His opinion does not seem to extend to John Doe citizen.

gun toting monkeyboy
03-22-2010, 11:09 AM
"Since we are allowed to carry them, why would we ever choose not to? We are highly trained professionals and skilled with the tools of our craft. Weapons retention, marksmanship and situational awareness are ingrained into us. If we ever need our firearm off duty, we’re trained to use it and use it well. Some feel we would be remiss to not carry them, that we owe our readiness and vigilance to society in return for the training and skills we’ve received."

:smilielol5: Wow, Gecko45 could have written that one. Exactly how much training with firearms do Park Rangers receive? Is it more or less than your average cop? While I totally agree with the author's sentiments on being able to carry everywhere, these statements come across as elitist mall-ninja to the Nth degree.


03-22-2010, 11:09 AM
A good personal oppinion. I hope this ranger extends the sentiment to all who have the "right" to carry.

03-22-2010, 11:13 AM
True, but he gives all of the reasons everybody should use to decide to pack. He just does it from within the elite group deemed OK to pack.