Originally Posted by DDC
X2 But I have a question also, has anyone EVER had to use this type of protection while camping, or is it really just to many movies. I am only in my 65th year and have been camping as long as I can remember both in the UK and North America and have never seen or heard of any problem that required violent circumstances, seen arguments over noise that always get resolved easily.
Well, I too am 65yrs. We have got to remember that violence (not so much crime itself) has gotten much worse as time marched on. I think people are desensitized by all the glorified killing in the movies and TV. That's just me.
I was a Cleveland Police officer for 25 years. And while I didn't cover any campgrounds, I can say that there were many, many, many odd ball crimes, violence, etc in places you might not have expected them. And for the victim's, it only takes one odd ball occurrence.
There are an awful lot of folks out there with permits and they're not the ones in the news. And when they are, it's usually that they assisted in preventing a violent crime.
In this day and age where some folks would rather kill you for a five dollar bill, I sure would like to be protected.
I am very grateful that those type of people don't go camping
okay, off the soap box.