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Old 10-15-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
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In the future going to be a solo RVer and considering personal protection options.

I say this because criminals look at an RV and realize there is a lot of stuff in there, and not all places you happen to stop at are as safe.

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Old 10-16-2015, 02:06 AM   #2
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What is your home state?
If your home state is a "shall issue" state, Then go apply for a concealed carry permit. Depending on your state, others may also honor your permit. Go to this site Handgunlaw.us Lots of good up to date info will be found there. Federal law allows for locked stored transport across state lines.

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Two items you can't go wrong with. A dog, even small to medium size, are great deterrents and should be your first choice. If you still feel the need for a gun then a shotgun with a legal length barrel would work. You can carry the shotgun through all 50 states legally. If going through Canada though you should have a barrel length of at least 20 inches to avoid any hassle.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:20 PM   #4
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My brother lives In Illinois and has a ccp and also has a Utah ccp. The reason he said was the amount of states Illinois covers and the amount of states Utah covers is most of the US. To get the Utah permit, it was an on line questionnaire and a fee. His address on the Utah Permit is his Illinois address.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:32 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by NULarry B View Post
My brother lives In Illinois and has a ccp and also has a Utah ccp. The reason he said was the amount of states Illinois covers and the amount of states Utah covers is most of the US. To get the Utah permit, it was an on line questionnaire and a fee. His address on the Utah Permit is his Illinois address.

I wasn't aware that Illinois issued CCP's. At least that's what I figured out from looking at websites. Does your brother have a special consideration, like being a police officer or such that allows him to get the CCP in Illinois?
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:57 PM   #6
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I'm a woman and traveled with my mentally challenged daughter for over 4 or 5 years now, never felt threatened in all this time. I watch my surroundings.

I'm getting ready to start traveling alone this year, not worried about it. Now
having said that at first I took a shotgun, but now have changed to a handgun
instead. I have a CC but I doubt I ever have to use the gun, its just there in

But then I also live in the country and don't mind that either so I guess it
just doesn't bother me.

Yes, I heard that Illinois has started allowing permits for weapons.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #7
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If you start to carry a weapon when you travel be aware there are many rules for travel to Canada that you must follow exactly or your trip may be messed up and it may cost you time and dollars. But it can be done. Its even more critical if you plan travel into Mexico, not sure there is ANY way to legally enter with a firearm to there unless you are law enforcement.
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Another thing to consider, is some states have magazine capacity limit, like CA, which also has a law stating it must be in a locked box, unloaded.
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A rottie a good wife that know how to shoot and has her own gun.Now you know thats why I don't upset her LOL
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I have permits from three states, WA, OR and UT. I also have several shotguns but I usually take the KSG, 7 + 7 plus one chambered with light and laser.
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1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots.
2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.
3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note on your door that reads ......
Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don't think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of 'em in the RV. Better wait outside. Be right back.

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I LOVE that... and am seriously thinking about doing the boots and magazine. That is brilliant !!
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I LOVE that... and am seriously thinking about doing the boots and magazine. That is brilliant !!
When I take Bess dog, I always put a 1 gal ice cream pail of water out by the door for her... that and a tie out on the hand rail, Bess the border collie doesn't bark much at people, but everyone knows the silent but deadly dogs bite the worst. I'd consider a water bucket by the door area or on your patio area too. maybe a set of large men's tennis shoes from a used store( make sure they are scuffed up enough to look worn)are better than boots weight wise for travelers.
I really don't see you having troubles. If you have a motor home... you can just drive off if needed and fix the power line and water stuff later. Down the road where you feel safer.

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