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Old 09-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #41
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x2. Forum etiquette aside (hat tip to you Herk), I live in America, and some of us are ready to exercise our 2nd amendment rights if, God forbid, it should ever be required.

Although I concede a mace warning shot is often as effective as lead, and certainly comes with fewer lawyer fees.
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This happened a year and a half ago here in Florida:

(NEWS CANADA
Quebec man among three dead in RV park shooting
QMI Agency
Friday, February 10, 2012 3:04:56 EST PM
A Quebec retiree was among three people killed Thursday evening when a man opened fire in a Deerfield Beach, Fla., camper park. Police say the gunman entered the RV park around 6:30 p.m. and shot a man outside of a camper.
Witness --------- said he heard screams and gunshots and saw the Quebec man standing outside the RV. "He walked a few steps and then he turned around and said in French, 'Call 911, I've been shot.'" The victim, 76, of La Tuque, Que., was pronounced dead on the scene. Residents had initially said he was the gunman's ex-father-in-law, but police said the relationship between the two wasn't clear.
The gunman barricaded himself inside the RV with his wife, two sons and another woman. The children's mother managed to flee and a seven-hour standoff ensued.
Eyewitness ----- told The news that "(a) child tried to leave but he grabbed him and pulled him back inside." He said the shooter yelled out a chilling message to police officers who tried to approach the RV. "He said, 'Don't come close or I'll shoot them all.'" Police said the gunman shot his nine-year-old son to death and also shot a woman and his seven-year-old son before turning the gun on himself.
A SWAT team entered the camper around 1:30 a.m. Friday to find the dead and injured. The wounded woman and child were rushed to hospital in critical condition.
The shooting took place in the Highland Woods R.V. Park, an area that's popular among Canadian snowbirds.)

And when you're camping with your family, somebody trying to get into the camper it's no joke!
After all, we were blessed that night nothing worse happened.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #43
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I stick mostly to my home state or those close by for now. They all have the castle doctrine \ stand your ground. Not saying im just going to start shooting right away before i determine if that is the correct response. I think we will look into the wasp spray option also it serves a dual purpose.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #44
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This just happened last night. We had an empty campground for a change. (wet weather?) About 1:00am we get a knock on the trailer just out side our bedroom window. (At night, no one can get to our front door, and are required to knock at this area.) I get up, look out the window, and see a guy standing there. I go to front door, and let our dogs, Mik & Moose out to greet the man first. Both are each in the 120lb range. One is an American Bull Dog, and the other a St Bernard/Shepard mix. Once the barking calmed down, I asked the guy what he wanted. As it turned he just wanted to know if we were open. I told him yes, and to go pick a site, settle in, and that I would get with him in the morning. This morning while collecting the fee, we had a nice talk about our watch dogs. The guy was traveling, got lost and found us late. Right now his two sons are petting our dogs, who are just loving the attention.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #45
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As for the protection, I dress in "layers". I like the Wasp spray but I would be a little Leary, It will blind them, and at that point the law suits might be just as bad as the gun. A good friend of ours is assistant DA for our county. His words to me were, since you're just a civilian only pull it out if you've got nothing left to loose but your family or life. Because you will likely loose everything else in the civil suit.

To the OP, I am sorry for your neighbors. We here at Camp Rager always have the attitude of "The only thing that separates an ordeal from an adventure is YOUR attitude."

Last Memorial day we went to Bishop CA for 5 days, in that trip we:
1/2 way there forgot CPAP had to go back and get it $170 in gas for that.
found a Baby Rattler curled up to my wife's leg (that was fun) while out shooting
found out my 5 yr old son is allergic to Pistachios (thew up all over the truck)
same son came down with Scarlet Fever on second to last day.

We could have ran for the hills but we didn't. We chalked it up to life and moved on.

Remember to always and keep all the moving parts well lubed
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This just happened last night. We had an empty campground for a change. (wet weather?) About 1:00am we get a knock on the trailer just out side our bedroom window. (At night, no one can get to our front door, and are required to knock at this area.) I get up, look out the window, and see a guy standing there. I go to front door, and let our dogs, Mik & Moose out to greet the man first. Both are each in the 120lb range. One is an American Bull Dog, and the other a St Bernard/Shepard mix. Once the barking calmed down, I asked the guy what he wanted. As it turned he just wanted to know if we were open. I told him yes, and to go pick a site, settle in, and that I would get with him in the morning. This morning while collecting the fee, we had a nice talk about our watch dogs. The guy was traveling, got lost and found us late. Right now his two sons are petting our dogs, who are just loving the attention.
I find it is far easier to explain answering the door at night with a can of wasp spray; than a 45.
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I find it is far easier to explain answering the door at night with a can of wasp spray; than a 45.
Or, you could explain you were on the alpo diet again and went to go howl at the moon, but knowing there was a wasp nest nearby took the can of spray with you to fend off an attack. That's why you had the wasp spray.
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I find it is far easier to explain answering the door at night with a can of wasp spray; than a 45.
Rem 870 with dove loads, no explanation necessary.
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Or, you could explain you were on the alpo diet again and went to go howl at the moon, but knowing there was a wasp nest nearby took the can of spray with you to fend off an attack. That's why you had the wasp spray.
Exactly!

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