Who Needs a Gun in the Forest?

Who Needs a Gun in the Forest?

Virginia Gun Owners Coalition
Virginia Gun Owners Coalition

Virginia –-(AmmoLand.com)- Recently, gun owners were reminded why Americans must have the right to defend themselves wherever they travel.

A confrontation with a bear had a happy ending for a man in Alaska but one with a violent criminal had a tragic ending for two Virginia Tech students.

Greg Brush of Alaska used his .454 Casull to stop an angry 900-pound bear from ripping him to shreds.

Fortunately, Brush put a couple well-placed rounds in the right places to stop the bear from tearing him to pieces.

Guns do in fact save lives. That is why police carry them and why law-abiding Virginians should not be disarmed in criminal safe zones.

Of course, Sarah Brady doesn’t want you to have the ability to protect yourself in the wild. According to her and the rest of the gun control lobby, you surrender your right to life when you enter a National Park or other “gun-free” zones.

She’s probably crying at a memorial service for the bear.

If you like, send her a tissue in an envelope with a note of condolences about the bear.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Attention: Sarah “Save the Bears” Brady
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

But sadly, two Virginia Tech college students hiking in Jefferson National Forest were recently found dead.

Authorities don’t seem to have a clue as to who did it.

But a couple of facts stand out about the senseless murder of David Metzler and Heidi Childs.

First, neither of these students could have legally carried concealed because both were under 21 years of age. However, they could have owned a gun being over 18, which means they could have open carried.

Second, both attended a “criminal safe-zone” school, where over 30 students were butchered by a criminal a couple years ago.

Third, both were hiking in Jefferson National Forest, where I have always understood that you can carry a gun legally. However, the state and federal bureaucracies have made the laws that govern self-defense virtually indecipherable.

My heart goes out to the Metzler and Childs families. May justice prevail.

For Liberty,
Mike McHugh
President, Virginia Gun Owners Coalition

Virginia Gun Owners Coalition is Virginia’s only no-compromise, non-partisan gun lobby patterned after Gun Owners of America on Capitol Hill. VGOC is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(4) of the IRS code. Because we lobby politicians to protect and defend the 2nd Amendment, contributions are not tax deductible for IRS purposes.