10 April 2007

At Least I Don't Live In Idaho

In Idaho, there are people who get their jollies firing rifles at National Guard tanks engaged in training. While this may make training exercises more realistic, this is not what is commonly meant when people say that they "support the troops."

ATV-riding, gun-toting sport shooters have flouted gun laws in part of Idaho’s high desert by taking pot shots at ground squirrels and other animals.

Now, officials say, they’re also setting their sights on National Guard tanks that train in the area.

The BLM wants . . . "to limit shootings at Idaho Army National Guard troops who report slugs bouncing off their tanks on a regular basis."

This is happening in an area with "just two agents to patrol 4 million acres of desert near Boise[.]"

Hat Tip to Murdoc Online.

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