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Old 06-05-2012, 10:53 PM   #15
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Guns don't kill, bullets do! However, you need the gun to make the bullets move very fast. A handful of bullets isn't that much of a deterrent and throwing them doesn't really work that well either.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Kunysz513 View Post
Those who have been to chl/ccw class know this but for others who may not be aware, defending your self(right or wrong) has legal ramifications that will affect your immediate travel plans.
Non lethal steps are preferred, if possible.
X2 as former police officer I have a weapon near the headboard if absolutely needed.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:05 PM   #17
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I bought my first firearm just after my first motor home. And yes, I know the risks - it is the last resort. I support the NRA before and after my purchase.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #18
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It was estimated some years ago that at least 50% of RVer's have a firearm with them. Just leave it to the thieves to figure out which ones!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #19
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If you have problems, call 911 and follow their advice. They will send people with guns immediately, if needed.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:36 PM   #20
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This is pathetic...why do folks feel compelled to "sneak" forbidden subjects on to forums like this one?

Grow up!
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:53 AM   #21
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I agree.... Didn't we just do this (again) last week?
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:01 AM   #22
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I'm a conservative living in MA. Of course I'm packing, 24/7!

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:17 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Funkmoney View Post
I always carry a firearm when traveling with my wife. Even though most rv people are friendly there are a lot of unfriendly people out there that prey on travelers. A gun is used for hunting and protecting so why not have one or two? Better to have a gun and not need it than needing a gun and not having one. Be safe!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:51 AM   #24
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I don't carry a firearm in the rig. Mostly because I frequently stay on military posts. Usually, the post commander looks with disdain on firearms being brought on base. I'd rather not become personal non grata than force the issue.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:00 AM   #25
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Knock on my door after midnight and the answer to your question "may" come to light, but only if your causing issues that I truly believe are life threatening to me or my family.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:01 AM   #26
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Yes we are armed but we do not overnight in WalMarts or roadside rest areas. Learn to aviod potential hazardous situations its 2012 not the1950's.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:06 AM   #27
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Yes! Plus the watch cat Backslash.

One of the most magnificent home defense fights involved my daughter's cat Mika. She weighted all of 5 pounds. My daughter opened her door and out went their Catahola hound. A neighbor was walking her dog. Well the dogs were at each other instantly. The owners were trying to separate the animals when this tiny streak of gray fur landed on the strange dogs head and preceded to rake his nose with claws and mouth. Two seconds of savage attack by the cat, and the strange dog fled in confusion yelping all the way.

The tiny cat stuck its tail straight up and strutted back into the daughters house proud as punch.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #28
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"Sheesh, if you are so insecure stay home so the rest of us don't have to worry about setting you off. I do own a firearm, an old single shot .410 my grandfather used to hunt grouse, but I would never consider packing it around while traveling. Besides, that is illegal here. "

Roy, I admire your courage but must frown on your naivete' if you feel that way. Some of the locations around the US are just dangerous. Too many years on the job as a LEO has taught me that some of the most beautiful cities in the States change completely after dark. I expect I will never get to travel into Canada because I am too aware (I don't think it is paranoia, just cautious) of what CAN go wrong and don't want to risk jail time by bringing a gun into your country.
I realize you, as a Canadian citizen, cannot bring a firearm into the US and obviously don't want to. However if you travel here, and we certainly hope you do, please keep in mind we have a much higher crime rate here than in your beautiful nation. We are not proud of it of course, but it is a painful fact.

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