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Old 11-06-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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Guns - take them or not?

I am interested to know how many Airstreamers carry a gun for security while travelling in their units ? Long gun or pistol?


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Old 11-06-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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Here's a thread to's been discussed a lot.

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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Likely 80% of the RV crowd are carrrying.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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Most likely 100% in Texas now....
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:46 PM   #5
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You bet! Wouldn't leave home without one!

I believe everyone should 'carry' - that way the bad guys might think twice before trying to strong arm another - I think I read where the crime rate went down in Florida when it was easier for the masses to 'carry'...

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
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How about if I just tell everyone I carry, and maybe put an NRA sticker in the window? Will that work just as well

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #7
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I would'nt tell anybody but the NRA sticker might work as a deterrent.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #8
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Just remember, when seconds count the cops are only minutes away!
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:50 PM   #9
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i carry one in the truck and one by the entry door to the airstream at night...during the day i put it under the sink...
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
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I just leave mine all over the place,
who wants to look for one in a hurry?
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #12
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If you're going to have a weapon in your rig make certain you get some training. Few things are more dangerous than a nimrod with a handgun.

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Old 11-06-2010, 06:22 PM   #13
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if you cross state lines with your gun, BIG TROUBLE.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #14
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Many years ago the same question was debated in Cruising World magazine - should people on extended cruises carry guns in their sailboats for protection? The debate raged hot and heavy for many months, with arguments and real-life examples both for and against. Even after all these years I still remember the comment from a retired U.S. Navy officer that summed it up for me. His take on the issue was this:

Whether to carry a gun or not is a personal choice. Unlike in the movies, in real life a gun is not a magic wand that you wave around to make someone do what you want. If you choose to carry a gun, there should only be a fraction of a second between the time you put your hand on the gun and the time someone is dead. If you cannot do that, don't carry a gun.

Even after all these years I still recall his response whenever the "pack or don't pack debate arises. I think it is very succinct and to-the-point - and very thought provoking.

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