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Interesting comments, per the perception that guns/hunting cause concerns for nonhunters on public lands, per some of the haggles here on additional SH and the public:


Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands

November 16, 2011

Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.

Officials say the administration is concerned about the potential clash between gun owners and encroaching urban populations who like to use same land for hiking and dog walking.

"It's not so much a safety issue. It's a social conflict issue," said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior's Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites "freak out" when they hear shooting on public lands.

If the draft policy is finally approved, some public access to Bureau lands to hunters would also be limited, potentially reducing areas deer, elk, and bear hunters can use in the West.

Conservationists and hunting groups, however, are mounting a fight. One elite group of conservationists that advises Interior and Agriculture is already pushing BLM to junk the regulations, claiming that shooters are being held to a much higher safety standard than other users of public lands, such as ATV riders.

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Spent some time on BLM land in CA and if walking a dog, I think shooters would be the last people I'd be concerned about. Those people are somewhat grouped together in specific areas.

Dune buggies, sandrails, atv's, and dirt bikers can be challenging and come out of nowhere fast. It's pretty amazing just how many nutty people utilize the desert out there. Makes one understand why alot of X-Games participants come out of CA.

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Must say. Having a Yote hunt interrupted by a Dunebuggy would be a first for me.

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Way i see it is like this,If they "freak out" when they hear gun shots on public land,then why did they move there in the first place? Public is just that for the public,kinda like the old saying "if you can't stand the heat,get out of the kitchen"

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Re: Fed. Gun Control?

Originally Posted by richbat
Way i see it is like this,If they "freak out" when they hear gun shots on public land,then why did they move there in the first place?
I suppose it is no different than the people who move next to a farm to be out in the country and have scenic views... the complain about the dust & smell of manure.

Or the people who buy land bordering SGL or "woods" and then complain about people with guns in "their backyard".

It's ALL about THEM...
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