Law enforcement park rangers patrolling Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and escorting tourists to its scenic, remote, and dangerous areas are now carrying M14 rifles as protection for run-ins with smugglers, reports Yahoo News.

The park has begun offering guarded van tours to Quitobaquito springs, which is part of the 69% of the remote border park west of Tucson that has been closed to the public since Kris Eggle, a 28-year-old law enforcement park ranger, was shot and killed while pursuing drug runners armed with AK-47s in 2002.

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