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Old 05-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #21
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I answered honestly about gun ownership when crossing into Canada. "do you have any weapons or guns?", "no" I said. "Do you own any?", "Yes, but they are at home" I said.

Same questions repeated a few questions later, Same answers.

The border agent soon closed his window and was writing away in the card.... Then he came out the other door and placed the card under the windshield wiper and directed us to the inspection area.

Quick search of the car and some more questions later by other border agents and we were allowed to go on into Canada. Had a lovely trip. Might however change how I answer those questions in the future - just to save the 20 minutes.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #22
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Glad we camp in Canada. We have a strict gun law for hand guns. If you feel the need to use extra force call 911. That is what the police are for. If you have a gun around a unruly group of people it could mean that they could get the gun away from you and then you and your family are now at risk of major harm.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #23
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Before staying at any state park, I check the gun rules there. I have a CHP (concealed handgun permit) in Va. I am allowed to carry in the state and federal parks here. But you really got to check out state parks elsewhere. On a recent trip to a South Carolina state park, I did not take a gun along. Even though South Carolina recognizes my carry permit, their state park information reads "no guns". So instead of taking a chance of ending up in a SC jail, I left my gun at home.

By my understanding, any one has the right to transport a gun on any highway through any state.....including strict NY. But the gun has be unloaded, in an area that is not easily accessible, and preferable with a lock or in a locked case.

Before I leave on a trip, I check reciprocity laws in the states that I will be traveling through. Plus I make a copy of the most current information, just in case I am stopped.

There have been very few times that I have ever felt threatened while traveling. A gun is always a last resort. Avoidance, non confrontational conversation, readily giving up my valuables (if so requested), and getting the heck out of Dodge are my preferred alternatives. I have never felt the need to even think about pulling my firearm.

Wild animals are also non on my non-dangerous list.....unless I believe something is rabid, and will not quit chasing me......that be a whole different ball game.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #24
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Darn .

I dont want to close this debate, but i would like to put my two cents into it.
Being Canadian, most of us are scared of hand guns. We dont like the idea of carrying them, possession and the crime that goes along with them. But for me ... this is a Canadian issue.
For people visiting in the US from Canada, its truely a non issue. From all my travellings through eastern seaboard of the US, and even into Texas ...this never even came to mind. People are at most times ..always respectfull of others .. especially fellow campers .. and in no need to be approached.
Your safety zone is common sense ...use it and enjoy your travels.

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The difference between a sheep dog and a wolf is moot between the two of them.

It makes a big difference to the flock however.
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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.
I was in Surfside Beach Texas over Easter weekend and a nice quiet island turned into a mess as The Kappa Beach Party, also named The Texas Beach Party was kicked out of Galveston and only via the internet was advertised to take place in Surfside Beach. 20,000 inner city youths swarmed over this little quiet beach town. I was glad I had both my Glock and my AR15 with me. I never travel without either one of them. BTW 5 people were shot and 1 died that night....... The red and blue lights from the cop cars city and county made it look like Christmas lights on the tree. This is the reason I bring them with you never know what is going to happen. Oh and I brought my dog as well as she gets in the truck before the guns do.
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http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USReciprocity.pdf

for the latest CCA reciprocity.

FL and UT will issue to non-residents PROVIDED you have a current permit from YOUR state. I have all three (PA, UT,and FL) to make sure I am good to go if I carry when traveling (almost always [gun or Taser] unless I am transiting a US state that prohibits it, like IL).
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Traveling with Fireams

This thread is being created to have a place to post information "specific to traveling with firearms while RVing." Please limit your comments to that venue.
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I agree Herk. I hunt and shoot but don't travel with guns so the information is interesting to me. It can be useful to read (if everyone can avoid the posturing).
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We all know where this post is leading. This topic has been discussed in the past and it inevitably ends up in the gutters. Makes for entertaining reading though.
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