Guns

Little Girl Dies of Gunshot Wound in Yellowstone After Congress Legalizes Guns at Park

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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A young girl fatally shot herself with a handgun at Yellowstone National Park on Saturday morning.

The girl’s mother called 911 after her daughter shot herself with a handgun at the Grant Village Campground near Yellowstone Lake. Emergency responders were unable to resuscitate her, according to park spokesman Al Nash.

The age and identity of the child is being held until extended family can be notified.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., added an amendment to the Credit Cart Accountaiblity Responsibility and Disclosure Act in 2009 that allowed concealed guns to be carried in national parks.

The bill was primarily "...to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes."

But section 512 concerns Second Amendment rights: “Congress needs to weigh in on the new regulations to ensure that unelected bureaucrats and judges cannot again override the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens on 83,600,000 acres of National Park System land and 90,790,000 acres of land under the jurisdiction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.”

Sources: NBC News, Raw Story