Guns in Parks Can Be Messy, Violent

"The call came in shortly after midnight at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in central California. Numerous shots had been fired in the park's popular Sentinel campground, which was packed at the time with campers.

When park rangers arrived, they found terrified campers who told them a man, presumably frightened by a black bear foraging for table scraps, emerged from his tent firing into the dark. Rangers collected nine bullet casings.

It was a miracle that no one was hurt, said J.D. Swed, the chief park ranger at the time of the incident two summers ago."

Scott Streater reports for Greenwire in the New York Times May 28, 2009.

Source: Greenwire, 05/29/2009