I meant to point out this story last week but I never got around to it:
For years, 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 federal Bureau of Land Management is considering expanding the gun-restricted area by 41,000 acres to try to limit shootings at Idaho Army National Guard troops who report slugs bouncing off their tanks on a regular basis.
I find this almost unbelievable.
First, “unbelievable” in the sense that I “can’t believe” that someone would shoot at a manned tank on a training range for any reason. That’s insane and it’s hard to accept that someone would think it’s okay.
Secondly, “unbelievable” in the sense that I question the truth of the allegations. I “can’t believe” that someone would strap a bomb onto themselves and then set it off on a market place full of women and children, but I don’t question that it happens. I’m actually wondering if the claim that shooters shoot at Idaho National Guard tanks is factually accurate.
Honestly, I wouldn’t put the fabrication of such a story beyond some folks who would use it for political reasons. Really.
I know a lot of people who would shoot at a lot of things that I would never ever consider shooting at, but I don’t think I know anyone who would shoot at a US tank.
Note that I’m not claiming that this is a false story. I’m just pointing out that I find it a bit difficult to believe.