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Old 12-26-2010, 08:35 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=johnboy545;758909]As of Jan 1 of last year people with gun licenses can carry handguns in all the Florida State parks..........Before that it was illegal..........
I carry a handgun everywhere .........I will not be a victim......

Same here, Colt 1911 .45 ACP legal.
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I guess if I'm feeling threatened enough to use a handgun to protect myself, I'm not going to worry if having the handgun with me is legal or not, I'm just going to be very glad I have it. Obviously the person threatening me wasn't worried about breaking the law.
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As of Jan 1 of last year people with gun licenses can carry handguns in all the Florida State parks..........Before that it was illegal..........
I carry a handgun everywhere .........I will not be a victim......

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I love these gun topics,if what i'm going to post offends i'll appologise up front. I live in a suburb near Windsor Ontario Canada wich is directly across from DE-Troit Michigan and in my fifty years living here and interacting with Americans [i was a bouncer in a popular downtown Windsor bar for eight years and saw the worst example of American visitors]now don't get me wrong,i love the USA and have may american friends and southern US hospitalty is without a doubt the most underrated thing on the planet but your gunlust and paranoia never ceases to amaze me. I've been in the slums of Detroit at all hours and frankly never felt the need for any more protection than my dukes. as we all know the dirtbags and parasites in both our countries are exchanging pot for handguns wich are now finding their way into the hands of kids here and with the combination of today's media and music/drug culture things are getting out of hand and i thank god for our VERY strict handgun laws that keep this crap on a dull roar! In closing i would like to know if anyone out there has ever needed to use a gun to protect themselves RV'ing in the USA or Canada,i only met one guy who's rig was stolen at gunpoint in mexico,if some loser pointed a gun at me i'd tell to help himself and to make sure i never saw my rig again and call the good hands people and shop for a new rig!!

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could you not take taster and if any problems with a bear tazer it
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I love these gun topics,if what i'm going to post offends i'll appologise up front. I live in a suburb near Windsor Ontario Canada wich is directly across from DE-Troit Michigan and in my fifty years living here and interacting with Americans [i was a bouncer in a popular downtown Windsor bar for eight years and saw the worst example of American visitors]now don't get me wrong,i love the USA and have may american friends and southern US hospitalty is without a doubt the most underrated thing on the planet but your gunlust and paranoia never ceases to amaze me. I've been in the slums of Detroit at all hours and frankly never felt the need for any more protection than my dukes. as we all know the dirtbags and parasites in both our countries are exchanging pot for handguns wich are now finding their way into the hands of kids here and with the combination of today's media and music/drug culture things are getting out of hand and i thank god for our VERY strict handgun laws that keep this crap on a dull roar! In closing i would like to know if anyone out there has ever needed to use a gun to protect themselves RV'ing in the USA or Canada,i only met one guy who's rig was stolen at gunpoint in mexico,if some loser pointed a gun at me i'd tell to help himself and to make sure i never saw my rig again and call the good hands people and shop for a new rig!!

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HOW do you keep a thread topic like this NON-political - and THEN get slapped around by the powers-that-be for related comments?

All I'll say to the above, is that bad guys, both in and out of government absolutely HATE private gun ownership - and both for the same reason, they don't want their victims capable of shooting back!

Remember Hitler?
Stalin?
Saddam Housein?

And just WHERE do those abused and attacked by those bad guys in foreign lands look for assistance in repelling their abusers and attackers? Why, the good ol' well armed USA, of course - the SAME USA that then gets criticised when the situation is corrected and there's no longer any need for forceful defense...
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As of Jan 1 of last year people with gun licenses can carry handguns in all the Florida State parks..........Before that it was illegal..........
I carry a handgun everywhere .........I will not be a victim......

john
I tent camped with my parents for all my young life. I tent camped and back-packed with my ex-wife and kids for 18 years and now I've tent camped and rv'd with this wife for 22 years and I have NEVER felt that I was going to be a victim and needed a weapon...
Oh excuse me, there was the time on the Pacific Crest trail in the North Cascades where,dummy that we all can be,I tried to get a pix of a mother bear with her cubs and I was so very lucky that she ran the other way...And then there was the time that the Marmot stole my camera case when I put it down the change the film.Little suckers can move,even with something like that in their mouth.
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I don't consider world politics and the fact that the US makes its resources available to any other country in need the issue of weather we collectivly need to be armed, i simply don't think that guns are a neccesary piece of equipment in an RV, I'll ask again has anyone else out there ever been accosted or threatened at gunpoint while RV'ing in the US or Canada???

P.S. i scared a couple of bears away by yelling at them once,never needed to shoot or taze em' just used some dirty words.

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It only takes ONE TIME. Remember. It's always happens to somebody else. I'm packen. Don't care what anybody else thinks.

What about the person/child who catches a stray bullet shot through the fiberglass wall of a motor home while sleeping because the untrained-non-professional gun-slinger missed the jerk who's trying to steal the $100 grill?? Really what are the numbers,how many people have been accosted? Does it warrant the risks? What happens to the gun when its stolen? How many people have been victimised by their own weapon because there not trained crooks??

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What about the person/child who catches a stray bullet shot through the fiberglass wall of a motor home while sleeping because the untrained-non-professional gun-slinger missed the jerk who's trying to steal the $100 grill?? Really what are the numbers,how many people have been accosted? Does it warrant the risks? What happens to the gun when its stolen? How many people have been victimised by their own weapon because there not trained crooks??

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It seems like you don't like the idea of personal firearms much.

Concealed weapons permits, at least in the state of Florida, require certification that you have received training on the proper use of firearms, either from a firearms instructor, or through proof of military service.

Yes, people have been accosted. Fifteen years ago, a British couple were killed at an interstate rest area in Florida by a bunch of local hoods. That is why to this day, there is armed security in every Florida rest area open after dusk, and that security stays there until dawn.

The rule in Florida states that deadly force can be used if in the mind of a reasonable person, they perceive a threat to their life or the lives of others around them. Shooting through the wall of a motor home to get the badun after your Weber grill is NOT the act of a reasonable person, and if he or she injured or killed another with their stray bullet, would be in a world of trouble.

What happens if the gun is stolen? The gun is stolen. Period. People victimized by their own weapon? Typically untrained. People victimized by the crook's weapon because government decided that an armed citizenry was a threat to good order? Ask those in Washington, D.C. and Chicago where handgun possession was banned for years until the Heller decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

I shall not judge the Canadian mindset against handguns. A handgun is a tool, nothing more. ANY tool, improperly used, can be dangerous or lethal. You can kill a person with a knife, shall we ban knives?

As Benjamin Franklin stated, those who will give up liberty for additional safety deserve neither liberty or safety.

Just my humble opinion. An armed society is a POLITE society.
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I'm with TXiceman and his approach. With almost 30 years in the military, with an expert marksman badge, and shooting everything from 30 cal. carbines to 155 MM howitzers I feel I'm qualified to carry a .45 cal handgun in my coach for protection. I pray I never will be faced with taking down an intruder but a sheriff I worked for long ago subscribed to the philosophy that it's better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6.
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AMEN Bob. I'm with you. Generally travel with a hand gun in the bedroom of the camper. We stop over quite often in Wally World and other similiar places where we might be the only ones there. Kind of nice to know you have some defense if some drugee or other low life tries to break in. I too hope that the day never comes that I need it, but if that day does come I'll be glad I had it.
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