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December 09, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin Lauds Interior Secretary’s Firearm Decision

Governor Lauds Interior Secretary’s Firearm Decision

December 5, 2008,
Anchorage, Alaska

by U.S. Secretary of Interior

Governor Sarah Palin today lauded the decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior that will allow an individual to carry a concealed weapon in national parks and wildlife refuges. The new rule only applies if the individual is authorized to carry a concealed weapon under state law in the state in which the national park or refuge is located.

“The possession and use of firearms is especially critical to Alaskans,” Governor Palin said. “We will continue to protect gun rights. The ability to carry a firearm can define a life or death situation, especially for protection against surprise encounters with wildlife, mainly bears. I appreciate the Interior Department recognizing this is a step in the right direction.”

Within Alaska, most of the national parks and refuge areas are open to various forms of hunting, so possession and use of firearms is already widely allowed under both state and federal law. Currently, firearms are prohibited in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Katmai National Park, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Sitka National Historical Park. The new rule will take effect in January.

Wild Thing's comment......

Can you imagine going out in the forests in remote Alaska without a big gun?

Sarah Palin = Respects Our Constitution
Barack Obama = Considers it just another piece of paper

This is an example of why the MSM literally hate Sarah and want to destroy her. If Sarah can raise this much ruckus by just issuing a press release what could see do when she is actively campaigning? As always, Sarah’s timing is impeccable.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 03:50 AM


Sarah Palin represents everything that is good about this country. And this is what the press hates about America and Sarah Palin.

Go Sarah...

Posted by: Mark at December 9, 2008 08:02 AM

My Winchester shotgun is on the way from Santa Claus, Kris Kringle and St. Nicholas Mrs. Vader says... I'll be all square with our 2nd Amendment RIGHTS ... before the Baracksheviks amend this right? - Lock 'N Load 2008

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 9, 2008 08:56 AM

But, will they reverse their decision after January 20? You can bet Obama's new interior secretary will reverse the decision.

Just ordered more ammo and high capacity magazines.

Posted by: BobF at December 9, 2008 09:53 AM

Palin in 2012!

Posted by: TomR at December 9, 2008 11:22 AM

I'm afraid BobF that you are right.

I'd like to take Chucky Schumer to Shirley Lake, just a short flight from Anchorage, leave him there- alone- for 7 days without any firearms, oh, and to be fair he can pack a hunting knife, tackle, fishing is good but he has to file an environmental impact statement before he can take any game. Now for anyone never there, as you fly over the mountain ridges to the lake the big brown's/grizzly's rear up on their hind legs pawing at the air trying to bring down that bird overhead. I'd enjoy his trip!!!

Just picked up another hundred for my pony - Colt.

You bet Tom. "Palin in 2012!"

Posted by: Jack at December 9, 2008 11:53 AM

Just picked up one of these the other week. First non-1911 45 I've even owned and it sure is nice.

Posted by: BobF at December 9, 2008 03:59 PM

I only have 5 boxes of ammo for my Mossberg so guess I'd better stock sooner rather than later.

Posted by: cuchieddie at December 9, 2008 04:25 PM

BobF, that's a beautiful .45. I have a blued Colt Combat Commander and a Stainless Randall 'Raider' both in .45 ACP, they are both shorter versions of the 1911. The Colt has seen the most use, I like it a lot but that Randall is by far more accurate, just 'too darn purty' to mar with use, it's just like new, the colt has a different 'suspension' much more barrel float when fired, but it hits what it's pointed at better than the 1911 I packed for Uncle Sam, better balance I guess.

Posted by: Jack at December 9, 2008 06:17 PM

Mark, Ditto that.
I am so glad too she is staying in the news like this. The meida hates it like you said but it is good for our side of the fence.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 06:55 PM

Darth, wow that is fantastic. Merry Christmas!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 06:57 PM

BobF, good point, I could be wrong, and this is of course just my gut feeling. But I think if Obama or any dem really tired hard to take guns away, there still are a lot of dems that love to hunt and also insist on having guns for protection. Guns is one thing a lot of dems agree with Republicans about I think they do anyway.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 07:00 PM

Tom, Yesssssssssss BIG smmile

Palin in 2012!

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 07:01 PM

Jack, hahahahahhaa Chucky Schumer would wet his pants.


Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 07:03 PM

BobF, thank you for the link what a great gun.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 07:08 PM

cuchieddie, I love that name Mossberg.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2008 07:09 PM

I just bought a Sig 229 which I have named Chuckie in honor of His Royal GFWness; I named my AR Diane in Honor of Diane Fienstein.

Posted by: Yatalli at December 10, 2008 10:40 AM