"Guns in Parks. ... It's Complicated"

"Two months ago, as the busy summer season was winding down at Yellowstone National Park, 3-year-old Ella Marie Tucker found her father's gun and shot herself."

"Park rangers tried to resuscitate her. But Ella died, the victim of the first fatal shooting in the park since 1978.

Her death came almost four years after Congress passed a new law allowing loaded guns in national parks. At first, the tragedy seemed a realization of critics' worst fears: a child's death, all because guns were allowed in the quintessential embodiment of America's backyard.

The reality is much more complicated."

Emily Yehle reports for Greenwire November 14, 2013.

Source: Greenwire, 11/15/2013