Monday, January 02, 2012

Officer Down

It seems that some yahoo has shot and killed a park ranger at Rainier state park.
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.


Gerry N. said...

Yes, the Editorial Board of the Seattle Times is that clueless, also virulently anti-gun and rabidly leftist.

By the way, the idiot who shot the park ranger was found dead in a Glacial runoff creek this morning (Jan 2) he apparently fell in and couldn't get out due to high snowbanks on the creek so he died of hypothermia. Good riddance to bad rubbish and thank providence the devil collected his own and saved the citizens of Washington the expense of a trial and keeping this POS for the remainder of his miserable life.

Gerry N.

Anonymous said...

apparently on the run from shooting 4 in seattle at a party

Gerry N. said...

Bt the way, something I missed in your original post. It's Mount Rainier National Park.

Also, Mt. Rainier is one of four active volcanoes in Washinton State, the other three being Mt. St. Helens, Glacier Peak and Mt. Baker. Mt. Rainier is long overdue for an eruption. When it happens, I hope to be long since moldering in my grave.

Anonymous said...

The real yutz in this is Bill Wade, chair of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees. He's the one who brought up the issue of Congress allowing firearms in national parks. I suggest you send him an email at to shame him for politicizing Ranger Anderson's murder. I did.