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Old 06-06-2012, 10:39 PM   #71
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I have learned one important thing here. Do not knock on any RV door!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #72
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I have learned one important thing here. Do not knock on any RV door!!


Ditto. I learned that early on. Any bad guys who think we "mature" RVers are going to be an easy mark... well, Darwin just may take care of them.

"We" have to be among the most heavily armed demographics in the country and many (many) have combat training... and we have no shortage of independence and attitude. I hope the bad guys read RV forums.

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"We" have to be among the most heavily armed demographics in the country and many (many) have combat training... and we have no shortage of independence and attitude. I hope the bad guys read RV forums.

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Might just be one reason there is a low incidence of crime in a campground.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #74
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In my 5ver if someone can reach through the window,
wail you are sleeping, you would need more then a
shot gun. that would be one big person.
So you gun totters if a campground has a no firearms
aloud rule, do you break the rule, because your scared
to be without a gun?
In Texas, any business (including a campground) can post a "no guns" sign. It applies to everyone without a concealed handgun license. For those with a CHL, there is a special provision in the Texas Penal Code for those businesses wishing to exclude them. Many Texas hospitals have that "30.06" (the part of the TPC that applies) sign. Other States handle the same situations differently. The Federal regulations are also different.

If a business is PROPERLY posted, I obey the signs. If not, I ignore them. I follow the law and I expect others to do the same. I'm told "ignorance of the law is no excuse." So be it - for everyone.
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"We" have to be among the most heavily armed demographics in the country and many (many) have combat training... and we have no shortage of independence and attitude. I hope the bad guys read RV forums.

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For me, one of the most important aspects of remaining safe is not looking like a victim. While I understand that someone coming to your RV door at 2am isn't assessing your attitude, there are many other situations that we face in the course of using our RVs where our demeanor may make the difference in whether we attract or don't those who are looking for an easy score. It is a law of nature that predators seek out the weakest in the herd. Assuming that age equals weakness could be costly mistake.
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Ditto. I learned that early on. Any bad guys who think we "mature" RVers are going to be an easy mark... well, Darwin just may take care of them.

"We" have to be among the most heavily armed demographics in the country and many (many) have combat training... and we have no shortage of independence and attitude. I hope the bad guys read RV forums.

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...Any bad guys who think we "mature" RVers are going to be an easy mark...
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...Assuming that age equals weakness could be costly mistake.
I'm trying to remember what my dad used to say. "Don't pick a fight with an old guy because he just might have to kill you."
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I'm trying to remember what my dad used to say. "Don't pick a fight with an old guy because he just might have to kill you."


Charlie Daniels tells the tale in a song called "Turned My Head Around".

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If it clears leather, someone has to die. Don't bother if your not prepared to do so.
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One thing we were told in the CHL class was that you should not carry if you do not intend to use it. An do not pull the weapon unless you intend to use it. Otherwise, it is concealed.

If you do have to use the weapon, be prepared to defend your legal rights. There are insurance programs to aid in your legal defense and it is not too costly. One is Texas Law Shield
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Ditto. I learned that early on. Any bad guys who think we "mature" RVers are going to be an easy mark... well, Darwin just may take care of them.
Years ago, back before the Brady Bull, (NOTE: I do not choose to carry but I still think that bill was bull) there is a story out of the west.

A group of punk kids figured to go out and "Get Paid" (Rip off some folks) so they got in their getto mobile and crossed a state line.

When the deputy got there to arrest them after someone called 9-1-1 his uniform got all dirty from Rolling On Ground Laughing his ..er,, atamoy off.

Seems the punks had crossed into an "Open carry" state, and the 80 something and 90 something grandma and grandpa they accoused KNEW it was an open carry state..

There were the punks, on their knees hands firmly on the back of their heads pleading with Grandma and Grandpa not to shoot their sorry.. You know whats.

Of course the Seniors had no intention of shoothing.. That's why they called 9-1-1, but the punks did not know that. (I might add that was no intention of shooting,, So long as they had a choice of not shooting).

I have better stories, but that one fits best here.
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Armed /laser sighted and one in the chamber so i dont have to wonder: ALSO MAY PUT CORONER ON SPEED DIAL
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I have been RVing for 20 years. I have never had any kind of situation in a camp ground or in reast areas, camping world, ect where I stopped or overnighted.

The one occurance where I was threatened was in Eloy at fuel stop where some idiot was convinced that I did not know how to drive, was a rich @#$#@ who delibertly got in his way. He ranted a yelled and backed up to my rig with his truck and held the brakes and threw rocks ect everywhere. The whole time the employes ran hid.

The next week my wife went and bought her an 870 20 in barrel to carry next to her seat.

Shw now keeps a Glock 19 in her purse.
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I used to have a Glock 36 but got rid of it as soon I had kids. I never needed it in a self defense situation nor took it out to shoot that often. I just decided that I didn't want it around the kids and as for self defense... If my fists don't make an impact, then it wasn't meant to be.
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