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Old 05-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #11
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Kix,

I do not think guns belong in campgrounds at all.

I am not anti-gun, I actually have a permit to carry but have never taken it to a CG it goes against the reason I camp. CG should be a family and friendly environment where i want to feel like i do not even need to lock my camper door and the idea of needing my gun just kills that.

Boondocking I understand that makes sense that you want to be able to protect yourself, As for your camping in a CG with party people, my suggestion would be find a new CG sooner or later that owner will figure out the trouble is not worth the effort and set some limits to get the family campers back.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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Kix,

since this thread has seemed to move from dogs to guns, guess i'll add my 2 cents...

I do not think guns belong in campgrounds at all.

I am not anti-gun, I actually have a permit to carry but have never taken it to a CG it goes against the reason I camp. CG should be a family and friendly environment where i want to feel like i do not even need to lock my camper door and the idea of needing my gun just kills that.

Boondocking I understand that makes sense that you want to be able to protect yourself, As for your camping in a CG with party people, my suggestion would be find a new CG sooner or later that owner will figure out the trouble is not worth the effort and set some limits to get the family campers back.
I see your point Lucy and I agree. The VAST majority of campground that we frequent are great. People are polite, mind their own business and we have no issues. However, we do boondock fairly regularly. Some of the places we visit are very remote and have no cell service, no hook ups, nothing. This is part of the reason we chose a small hard side camper instead of a larger travel trailer with more room. Larger trailers are impossible to get into some of the places we like. We cross places where we have had trouble with unsavory types off of our list of destinations, but we like to explore new places too. I just believe in being prepared for any emergency. I carry my hand gun just like I carry a well stocked first aid kit. It never comes to mind really, but it's comforting to know it's there.

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Kix,

since this thread has seemed to move from dogs to guns, guess i'll add my 2 cents...

I do not think guns belong in campgrounds at all. ....


Boondocking I understand that makes sense that you want to be able to protect yourself. ...
Lucy, I totally agree with you. This thread is depressing. At this point, I am not certain it serves any useful value. I believe that it takes away from the true joy in why I like to camp (36+ years of tent camping - and now hard-side camping).
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #14
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Guns seriously.
I think I will stick to Canadian parks.

Even those Canadians that have a license to carry guns can only carry their guns between their home and the shooting range (or hunting grounds). As I understand it.
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Making good guys helpless doesn't make bad guys harmless...
at least we all have our early warning systems... Model No. = DOG.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #16
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Yea, let's not turn this into a gun carry right and wrong debate, that will ensure this thread gets a big fat lock.
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Yea, let's not turn this into a gun carry right and wrong debate, that will ensure this thread gets a big a big fat lock.
I agree. I only asked this question to see if there were others who also take firearms with them when camping. I'm sorry if this subject has made anyone uncomfortable. I have an answer to my question, so let's just let this topic go.

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Guns: I am a CC permit holder in PA, I don't always carry (but I guess I should.) I'd like to think that we live in a world where the crazies would never bother people in a family campground, but the truth is: there are a lot of crazy people out there. Your chances of meeting one when you leave your house in the morning are pretty slim, but you want to be prepared if it happens. If you're in line at McDonalds and a nut job comes in the place blasting, I'd like to be able to return fire. So to me, camping is no different than going out in public like I do everyday. Most campgrounds have no firearms policies, but they're not going to know I have one unless something bad happens. At that point, getting kicked out of the CG is the least of my worries. I'll still be alive.
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As far as personal protection, I think many RVers do carry weapons including the idiots at the campground where you were. I'm sorry you had that experience. I think the campground is at fault for allowing such behavior. Contact the owners and let them know what happened.
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Yea, let's not turn this into a gun carry right and wrong debate, that will ensure this thread gets a big fat lock.
I didn't mean to make it a gun carrying debate.
One thing I was trying to point out is that the laws in Canada and the US.

In the US you have the right to bear arms and that is fine, in Canada we do not.

A US citizen should not try to cross into Canada carrying a gun. They could get into a heap of trouble. That is all.
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