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Old 12-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #127
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Originally Posted by cclarkego View Post
That's not hijacking, that's talking your way out of a bad situation to try and keep from using your gun.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:48 PM   #128
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #129
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Originally Posted by rgesch View Post
I'm not against opposing view, in fact I welcome them, but hijacking threads is nothing short of distraction...
I am thinking the problem maybe definition of weapon. If I understand your objection, it sounds like you feel responses should be limited to what firearm do you prefer.

Here is a example of broad interpretation of weapon from Wikipedia

"weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary on land, sea, air, or even outer space."

I don't know if my original post on this thread comes under the classification of what you are objecting to. However my point was and still is that sharing or advertising whatever you are using for defense, on this forum or in the local bar, is very counter productive to its effectiveness.

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I'm not objecting to anything. In my case, and the case of others I've known, advertising(as you call it) has never done anything but notify others of our stand. But then, I really don't "advertise." People just seem to "know." Other "types of folks" that I've known seem to become hapless victims.

"If one feels like it is a good idea to talk about whatever method of protection they use, I think it is being used for some reason other than protection." Jeez Ken, it is not a "feeling," it is a reality, no different than a discussion of water pumps or solar panels. It is not a matter of what anyone "thinks" or "feels."

"Suggesting there is not a need for firearms is not hijacking, it is a reasonable response to the implied need suggested by the OP." I did not see anything in the OP that suggested that this applied to every 'Streamer on the planet. If one does not "feel the need for firearms," why would one "feel the need" to reply? To start a rift?

"I have never felt the need for self-defense when boondocking. Ever" O.K., but that is not relevant to the topic.

"Common sense, good judgment and lack of paranoia..." Yes, but an incomplete answer given the OP, which was:
Self defense - what is your weapon of choice?
I'm thinking a .22 should be fine. And some mace would be good I guess...

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Well folks - after much moderator attention and complaints from members, this thread is closed. For some reason gun and defense threads seem to stray far afield; this one has been no exception. Please review our site rules if you have questions about this, paying particular attention to the sections on collegial posting. The negative vibe on this thread is just not in keeping with the spirit and intent of AIR.

For those who want to continue to discuss guns, I urge you to consider a forum dedicated to weaponry topics. This however, is a forum about Airstreams and while we do not all agree about gun use, we do share a common interest in Airstreams. Let's focus on what we have in common, rather than that which divides us.

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