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Old 12-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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I personally do not carry. When I was younger and in the military, my position required me to carry. In my case I am such a bad shot the hand gun would have to be fitted with a bayonet. I swear I could point at the ground and miss. Plus, if I were to draw one out the noise of the shaking gun would alert everyone near by. I agree it is a persons right to defend themselves. I have never been in that position and hope I never will.


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Old 12-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #16
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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There is one in the RV at all times except when we are in Canada or Mexico.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #18
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Remember folks, Uncle Sam considers your RV as a second home, most states respect the Castle Law. Long guns like a tactical shot guns are not as controversial as a hand gun. As far as I see it, I'd rather be judged by 12 then carried by six...... fair warning. To many sickos out there to be taking chances with your loved ones.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:49 PM   #19
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Yes I carry and so does my wife! I've got 5 million miles behind me with a weapon and looking for a few more miles. The places you stay is probably safe as mentioned, but getting to the safe havens can be hazardous. Times are tough and not getting better in this economy. People are stealing more and more, it will only be time when the thieves figure it out that most RV's are owned by the elderly and are easy targets.
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Me and my wife both carry concealed weapons when RVing and not RVing.
We also carry extra ammo and prepared for anything.
We practice save RVing, being careful but, read the news.
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Folks, we're drifting away from a RV related discussion and iRV2's rules require any firearms discussion to be RV related.

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To some RV owners are perceived as all rich hence we become a good target for those who want to do evil. Personal protection is a personal choice but to be sure, a call to 911 will allow law enforcement to show up in time to do the investigation & take statements.
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I currently do not carry a firearm in the RV, but the DW and I are thinking of carrying one with use on future trips. We travel with a 165lb over protective Bullmastiff that most folks dont want to tangle with. May need something a little stronger for the true nuts out there.
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I seldom carry on my person, I have a CHL. But there is a pistol in the truck when on the road and also in the trailer when we are parked.

You do need to check the laws for the states you travel through. The rules vary greatly and some do not recognize my Texas CHL. For those states, I have to unload and lock the pistols separately from the ammo.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #26
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First, I have a CPL to carry a gun AND I shoot all the time and am comfortable carrying one.


Yes, I always travel with a Gun.
Great sense of protection while in AND out of the RV.
Stays at a Wal Mart, Rest area or truck stop can be a bit unnerving.
My travels most of the time take me to states that have reciprocal rights.

For me, I wish more people carried. In my 10 years of traveling with a firearm I've never even come close to thinking about pulling it out thank God but if I had to protect my family this sure is the best way to accomplish that.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #27
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1. Sometimes

2. Personal choice - and a cop is too heavy, thay are only MINUTES away when SECONDS count! A bad guy or one guy having a bad day bent on exacting some kind of revenge on getting fired, his GF or DW cheating on him, or just having a bad hair day opening fire where my loved ones are, is justification for me carrying a legal defensive weapon.

3. Because one does NOT choose where or when your RV breaks down!

No one chooses to travel through rough nieghborhoods and it would be some kind of discrimination (poverty - not necessairly color related) to mark such nieghborhoods on a map so people avoided these and deprive the citizens their chance to profit from your travels - fuel, food, lodging, auto repair, ect.!

4. Any and ALL necessary

5. Don't need to hear about any previous happenings, I don't want to be the first and be unprepaired. Being prepaired means having insurance, NOT using it!

Like said before, I can't convince you to change, and you can't convince me to change. Accept and hope that you don't need one, and I PRAY that I don't need to use mine. Armed citizens have, and will come to the rescue of unarmed victims, SOMETIMES in time to save a life*, NEVER to take a life. If anyone says they have a gun to TAKE a life, they shouldn't have it!

* - examles - (old man in Florida casino and man saved Texas Police Officer that was drawing heavy fire in Campground or trailer park!, many more to be found)
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #28
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Carry gun and dog

My wife and I are both permitted to carry and always do.I carry my dog also.Many years ago I was in my boat off Cay Sal in the Bahamas,where we also carried a gun.About midnight a couple of those fellows tried to board our boat,needless to say they didn't make it.Have always carried since then.

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