Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, a mother of two who was married to another ranger at the park, was shot about 10:30 a.m. after setting up a roadblock to stop a car that was fleeing another officer.The guy was at a party in a nearby community and officers responded to a shots-fired call at the party. The shooter fled and Ranger Anderson was killed trying to stop the goblin at a roadblock. The guy has held up in Mount Rainier National Park and law enforcement is trying to find him.
But, the Seattle paper has to take a swipe at Congress.
Congress lifted a ban on carrying loaded guns in national parks in February 2010 amid warnings by critics that the action would lead to gun violence and poaching.Really? You think that a ban on guns in national parks would have stopped this guy from going in there armed? Is the editorial board of the Seattle Times so clueless as to believe that a firearms ban would have made any difference whatsoever in this scenario?
I grieve for Officer Anderson, and send my heartfelt condolences to her family. I'll reserve my outrage for the editors at the Seattle Times, who chose to use this tragedy to take a cheap shot. If they, for one minute, think that any ban would have stopped this tragedy, they're too clueless to understand logic.