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Old 12-21-2014, 12:40 PM   #51
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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.
I wondered in the few times we Wallydocked it in the US if we put a target on our trailer because our Canadian licence plates made it obvious we aren't carrying?
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I don't think that most of the idiots out trying rob or worse are smart enough to know what the laws in Canada are. You can still arm yourself in the states just not a handgun. I have stayed in
many Walmart's and only once had a problem and that was taken care of by being aware of my surroundings(I was out walking our two little yapping dogs). As my firearms instructor said many times your best defense is being aware and prepared. Because you chose to carry doesn't make you Rambo and it's almost always better to dial 911 than pull out a weapon. Safe travels to everyone over the Christmas holidays.
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So where do all the people that "carry" camp? I ask that because nearly every campground we stay at clearly states that firearms are not allowed. I am surprised at how many say they "carry" and hope that if anyone ever uses one in a campground they manage to hit their target because these trailers are not armour plated and I;d hate to see anyone killed.
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Most of the sighs that I have seen and I haven't seen many are posted to keep people from walking around with a weapon in plain sight. I ask if I see a sign and am told so far ever time not to worry about it. Some campgrounds even have a place to shoot. My first question is where is the closest range. Never been a problem.


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If anyone needs to use a weapon it most likely because someone has a weapon that is illegal and trying to do someone harm. It's not the Wild West.


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So where do all the people that "carry" camp? I ask that because nearly every campground we stay at clearly states that firearms are not allowed. I am surprised at how many say they "carry" and hope that if anyone ever uses one in a campground they manage to hit their target because these trailers are not armour plated and I;d hate to see anyone killed.
We've never seen a campground stating that firearms weren't allowed but have yet to travel outside the USA. I know you can't bring handguns but what about rifles in Canada? (I hope they do know there's a LOT of bear in the Yukon!)

We wouldn't leave the house without mine and what I bring depends on the location. (Larger cal for when we're in bear country and I actually did think I was going to have to use my .45 once when one hung right around us the entire time....leaving his skat all around.)
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So where do all the people that "carry" camp? I ask that because nearly every campground we stay at clearly states that firearms are not allowed. I am surprised at how many say they "carry" and hope that if anyone ever uses one in a campground they manage to hit their target because these trailers are not armour plated and I;d hate to see anyone killed.
I camp in State Parks. I camp in Federal Campgrounds. I camp at Very very few private campgrounds as the campers are parked to close together for my comfert. It has been noted the COE campgrounds 'do not' allow firearms for personal protection on 'their/our' military lands. This is not completely true. The Idaho COE were sued about their restrictions and lost. I have personally called (always call and ask) about the rules of the COE campgrounds in the state that I live in. I informed them that I have a CCW. At one, the superintendent told me to 'open carry' when I was 'off my campsite' (I live in an open carry state). The other said to conceal carry only when I am off my camp site. Call for the rules of the park and ask again when you get there to be on the safe side.

My major safety concern is not the campgrounds themselves, but getting to and from them. I travel hundreds and hundreds of miles pulling a camper. Long days of traveling and late into the night. There have been several times late at night and needing fuel and pulling into a place and not 'feeling' right, pulled right back out and kept going. I know of two times where when I stopped for fuel, I did not allow my family to get out of the truck because of my gut feelings. The tread is about protection on the road.... follow your gut.
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I want to thank all for staying within the context of the subject and giving so much constructive advise. I think I will have the Louisville slugger and a Firearm. I will check for the local laws in the states I visit. Just for the record I do believe that law abiding people are not the problem here. The right to bare arms is guaranteed by the US Constitution and must be exercised to make it remain valid. I served in the Army and have a great respect for firearms. I do refrain from calling it a Gun though because in the military gun refers to something else entirely.

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The OP seems satisfied with the responses, and it appears all of his questions have been answered. With that being said, the thread has run it's course, and will be closed.

Thanks to all that kept this civil, with only a few posts that got off track.
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