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Old 04-18-2004, 04:37 AM   #57
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:20 PM   #59
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You bet on it, I always carry when traveling. You never know who the bad guy is...

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Old 05-14-2004, 09:27 AM   #60
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I don't carry a firearm, but I would like to relate what an LAPD (Los Angeles Police Dep't) officer told me after my RV, which is my fulltime home, had been burgularized. While taking the report, he asked me if I had any weapons on board. He displayed some surprise when I said no and then stated that since my RV was my home, it would be considered allowable to have a firearm. Now, this is California, which has pretty strict gun laws. I can't speak for other states, except that some (such as AZ and TX) are pretty liberal concerning this issue.
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:03 AM   #61
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"my fulltime home, had been burgularized"

The pendulum has swung torards carrying for me after reading the last post.It also reinforces my belief to install a good security system.

I pray I never need to fire a weapon in anger!

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Now that you've purchased it, go to a firing range and have an instructor teach you how to handle it and teach your wife too. Reason, she needs to be as comfortable with it as you. Then go to the range and fire it every so offen so you are current. I spent 24 years in the USMC, 4 1/2 tours in VN and 1 in Desert Storm and the more you use that weapon the more you both will respect it and less chance of an accident. I guess it's like driving the MH. The more your drive it the better you get.
When I was on active duty I never had a weapon in the house. A few years after discharged I was working as a Yacht Captain and the more ports I went to the more concerned I became so I did the same as you. Except, I took my wife to the range and had the instructor give he a full course in the weapon because I didn't want her hurting herself or someone by accident. The instructor, depending on your state and if a Police Office, will teach you the law and the term "selfdefense". Learn the proper use.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I pray I never need to fire a weapon in anger! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You should NEVER consider firing a weapon in anger. Rather, a cold, calculated effort to protect yourself or others in danger of incurring lethal force from another individual. Any other motivation is not a defense to prosecution.

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Old 05-14-2004, 09:10 PM   #64
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Well if I have to use one I'll bet my andrenline would be racing and if the person is about to injure me or has injured one of mine I would venture to say I'd be angry along with various other emotions.
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I would not want to kill or seriously injure anyone UNLESS it was absolutely the last option. I have the first 2 rounds loaded with "Snake Shot". They are about the size of a #6 shot. If that does not get their attention the rest are hollow points, so all bets are off.
My feeling is that the "shot" should run them off, I clean the gun and let them explain why they are having pellets removed from their A_ _.
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Old 05-16-2004, 07:11 AM   #66
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Count me as one who always carries. I have a CCW from Michigan. I didn't carry into Mexico and will not in Canada. However, I will likely take a rifle/shotgun when I go to Alaska.
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The Pellet rounds are a good idea! Would rather stun them rather than amime or kill anyone.
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The instructor that I had for my CCW was asked the question concerning small loads, blanks or pellet shot. He simply answered, if the other person is carrying a gun will they give you the same chance. Those of us that don't want to kill or harm another tend to believe that the other person has a similar attitude. Someone who would break into your house or RV, knowing that someone is likely present is not someone who gives one concern for your safety or health. I believe our fear is that we will harm an innocent person. To attempt to over come this fear we were instructed to announce, in a strong voice, that we have a wapon, we have called the police, and that we will use the weapon if they continue. I also agree on getting instructions. I was amazed at some of the initial attitudes. I would not even want to knock on their doors after dark. Fortunately, most of these people were also poor shots, probably wouldn't even hit the door if they shot. Hopefully, the instruction on the law and the impact on them if shoot shoot corrected some of the attitudes.
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Old 05-17-2004, 12:20 PM   #69
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Well if they do not get the msg after having a pellet round used on them they will certainly get it when a full round gets them.

If they have a weapon and they are hit by a Pellet round they will not react fast enough to get a shot off before a real round hits them I'll bet.
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Don't carry firearms, but do carry pepper spray. However after many years of boondocking, I sometimes will attach a length of chain to the camper and leave a bowl of water next to the door. Kinda gives the impression that I just might have a junkyard dog inside.

Do not know just how effective it is, but I have never been bothered. My biggest worry is getting the water bowl stolen.
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