Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack their firearms, in addition to their back packs. Gun-rights advocates have pressured zoos in Texas to lift their age-old firearms ban. The supporters say publicly-owned zoos have misinterpreted laws and illegally posted bans. Zoos have claimed they are considered amusement parks, day-cares, or educational institutions, which are able to legally enforce gun bans in many states.
WONDERING WHAT THE ANIMALS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LIFTING THE BAN?
All photos are mine from a safari in South Africa and a cruise through the Galapagos.
From the ostrich: "If I bury my head in a shoot-out, what about my arse?"
From the lion: "Your face looks almost as big as this paw. How 'bout a souvenir?"
From the rhino: "Do NOT shoot at my horn or you'll be blowing it!"
From the giraffe: "You may not see my head up here, but I can make you a missile in a minute."
From the zebra: "There are stripes and there are stripes. Orange will be attractive on you."
From the elephant: "That ain't no peanut wedged up my trunk!"
From the hyena: "OK, you're the clown here."
From the king of the iguanas: "Look at these nails, dude. You wannna mess with me?"
And finally, from the monkey: "I'm a swinger, remember? Later."
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