Comments: From The DOP

While I agree that most NPS sites are low crime, LEO's patrolling the G.W. Memorial Parkway have stated otherwise, to me, personally. To compound the difficulty, the Parkway is a major commuter route from suburban Northern Virginia to Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington D.C. Adhering to the law just isn't practical. I'd be very interested to know how any homeowners along the Parkway, that also possess CCW's, and travel the route deal with the situation.

P.S. That "Militant Libertarian" thing is just eatin' at you, ain't it?

Posted by Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at February 8, 2007 06:35 PM

I knew a few folks living near National Parks & had to travel them as part of their daily commute. Some would unload when they got in the car & either keep it unloaded all day or load when they left the Park lands. "Pain in the ass" was used on more than one occassion to describe the process. Others just carried & hoped they could render the piece inoperable in a hurry if they got pulled.

lol actually I have so many other things eating at me that I haven't had time to contemplate that particular moniker. I think I think it's funny though. & i have been called much worse.

Posted by Publicola at February 8, 2007 08:09 PM

"Pain in the ass" would be putting it mildly concerning the Parkway. It is bordered on one side by the Potomac River, and on the other, subdivisions with thousands of homes. For all of those residents, the Parkway is the only logical route to Alexandria, Va., Reagan Nat'l. Airport, the Pentagon, or Arlington Cemetery. I know how I handled it. Just wonder how anyone else does.

Posted by Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at February 9, 2007 02:28 PM