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01.13.08 SILVER FALLS TO BE OFF LIMITS TO GUN OWNERS?

Silver Falls National Park?

Silver Falls State Park is a beautiful area that is just a short drive from Salem and has 14 waterfalls. If Representative Fred Girod has is way however, it will be off limits to gun owners.

Girod wants the state park turned into a National Park. Guns are forbidden in National Parks, even to people who have concealed handgun licenses.

Unfortunately, National Parks offer no refuge from crime. Just like everywhere else, people have the need, and should have the right, to defend themselves in National Parks. But in spite of years of efforts by pro-gun organizations, Congress refuses to correct the Federal law that prohibits guns in National Parks.(Please note the alert link is from 2006 and the names and addresses are no longer relevant.)

We have no doubt that a gun ban was NOT Girod’s intention. But it would be the result if he is successful.

Please contact Representative Girod and ask him to withdraw his attempts to make Silver Falls off limits to you until Congress corrects this dangerous law.

Girod’s contact information and a sample letter follow:

Representative Fred Girod
900 Court Street NE
H478
Salem OR 97301
503-986-1417
E-mail rep.fredgirod@state.or.us