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Old 12-20-2014, 03:47 PM   #41
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Remote sites are not the only dangerous places you should be concerned. Truck stops, parking lots, fuel stations and restaurants can be just as dangerous if not more so.
I'm a NRA certified firearms instructor and all in my family [4] have CCWs and wouldn't leave home without protection. Without, you are a target. It only takes once to be sorry.
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #42
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Protection while on the road

A tiny bit off... I have a CC permit. I thankfully have never needed it. I only carry in my truck...truck goes camping.
My recently deceased fathers house got broken into. Dope-heads took everything they could haul... Couple years ago a pretty close neighbor got robbed...he caught them in the house upon arrival. I have had a few nightmare/dreams about prowlers, fortunately haven't seen any. I had a dream someone tried to take my GS as I was putting him in the truck. Never too careful.


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Old 12-20-2014, 04:35 PM   #43
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We live approx 10 miles from Sandy Hook. Talk about an emotion ridden and controversial issue, gun control. I was brought up to have a keen respect for firearms, my Dad taught me to shoot at a very young age. We live in a crazy world, the have's and have-nots living an ever widening gap. I have my CCW and had my three kids all go the NRA basic safety course. When camping I bring along "Betsy".... my 20g Mossberg 500 with a shortened (legal) 18.5" barrel. Betsy's nestled securely in the trailer loaded with #3 buck. That scattergun makes a bone chilling 'clack-clack' when racked. That alone would hopefully scare off a bad guy.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:45 PM   #44
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Never consume alcohol while in possession of a firearm.
I had a situation that happened and I was very happy I had a weapon with me. The same two that stalked me tried to carjack a car. I always carry and always aware of my surroundings. Legal law abiding citizens are not the problem. The criminal element will always have an illegal weapon. Be prepared.
As for Canada. It is their country and you must abide by their laws. If I ever go to Canada again I will be leaving my weapons at home.
Funny thing is I have only been robbed in Canada.


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Thank-you and RattleNsmoke for your kind words before they were deleted. I believe in safe travel on the road. I have an iron on my hip when I travel and even when I sit in a pew (no kidding). And Before any of you say that that is unlawful, it is not so, with the full knowledge and consent of the Minister and Elders. I have always said this... "Safety, first and always".
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:41 AM   #45
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I wonder why that happened?


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Old 12-21-2014, 10:23 AM   #47
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That was a site team decision.

When posting to this thread, there is a "hot topic" warning that everybody gets warning to be careful when posting. Some posts cross that line. Most gun threads end up closed, and this 1 is getting close to that. Seems like every post builds on the previous until it gets way off topic, and things go south in a hurry. The site team allows gun topics related to camping, and that is what we need to get back to if there is an chance of this thread staying alive.
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I totally agree and attempted to keep this thread on topic. It's a important topic to discuss as I believe a large number of people arm themselves when camping or as we do full time in our RV. It's important to be safe and a responsibility to keep your firearms secured and legal. It can be difficult to do in a RV. I would not like to see this thread closed from something I said.


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Definitely a touchy subject and kudo's to the mod team for keeping things civil. Not an easy task for sure.

As a Canadian that travels VERY frequently in the US this is something I have often thought of. Our family has chosen to not have any firearms in our house. The reasons are our own.

We frequently Walmart it and more than once my spidey sense has went off, and in each case the thought of 'protection' has been forefront in my mind. While I did grow up around firearms for hunting and I have no issue with them, carrying them for protection is not something I'd ever be willing to do. I do however have a beagle that will bark loud enough to be heard for several states and when I feel it necessary I do take precautionary measures. If I do get to the point where I feel that carrying a weapon is needed to make me and my family feel safe when traveling through an area, it will be the last time I travel through that area.
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My small experiences with "the world" are not very worldly. I was raised kinda sheltered in a smaller town and we didn't see a lot of the ugly. The world is now instantly broadcast and everyone knows what's going on. I also believe that this causes panic and unrest which causes us to err on the cautious side of life. I can't help to worry about my family in a camping type environment where you really have no idea who your neighbor is. As stated here before...these thugs are not camping...it's the drifters looking for easy picking that causes the problems.


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