There is a move to ban firearms and target shooting at our National Parks. Various groups, such as conservation and hiking clubs, are petitioning the Bureau of Land Management to exercise such a ban. The New York Times recently published a story on this. They cite a number of incidents, from Utah to Colorado to North Carolina, where target shooters have been causing damage to the parks. In one case a camper was killed by a stray bullet. The U.S. Forest Service claims that shooting violations at our national parks is up 10% from a decade ago. Naturally, the National Rifle Association is opposing moves by the Feds to close off some areas of the parks from hunters and sport shooters. The vast majority of the violations are from parks west of the Mississippi, where the federal government owns a sizable percentage of the land.