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Old 01-29-2003, 01:18 AM   #1
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Question Packing a Gun, Mister~

Wondered if anyone has done research on the issue of, guns in A/S while traveling?

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HI:

I would say yes, to carrying a firearm with you as you travel. Living in Alaska, that is a necessity at times in the backwoods and roads in the outback up here.
Most of the time you will not even need it, but when the time comes when you do need it for saftey reason, you will be glad you brought one with you.
As for down south in the lower 48, I would probably bring one as well.
Which brings up a question to the lower 48er's:
Do you have any stories about unsavory characters at trailer parks or on the road??
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Old 01-29-2003, 01:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing that about your area. I can see where it would be of great value while 'outbacking it'~!
I, also, would like to hear about the lower 48's as well.
I know that the laws of the land vary from state to state.
Wonder how one would get around this issue?
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I would think it would be no problem, if your not a felon, and you have the proper licences and registared the firearm. A trigger lock for the firearm would be a plus also. And packed away in a locked gun case.
You never know when you get the hankering for the taste of fresh rabbit or grouse. LOL. No roadkill for me please.
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Carrying weapons laws and info

For a searchable database on individual state gun laws, message board, news releases and all kinds of information on concealed weapons, transportation of firearms laws, penalties for infractions etc., go to: http://www.packing.org

I myself have a concealed weapon permit and would never leave home without my protection. Sleeping at the far end of a little box with one door out at the front is not my idea of a good way to spend the night.

I have never had problems with anyone at a campground or rest area, however have had someone try to force their way into my motel room a couple of times. So the bad guys are out there, a person just has to hope that their path never crosses with the real crazies, but just in case, be prepared!

Before I travel to another state, I log on to packing.org, check and print the states gun laws. Then carry them with me. I can't imagine having a problem with a gun in the trailer, unless of course you are talking Canada or Mexico and maybe New York, then if you are caught, Katie bar the door, literally. This is the main reason that I have never RV'd in Canada.

When in a state that doesn't recognize my permit and carrying in my tow vehicle, I lock my firearm up in one of those small, heavy, fireproof boxes.

I place this behind the consol, where at least in a minute (probably too long) or so I could have it out. I have never been asked, but would not admit to having the weapon if stopped. Just take my chances.

Am going to obtain a Florida non-resident permit as it is recognized in almost all states that have on-demand carry laws.

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As a Montana boy, we never leave home without it. Have never needed one other than for local recreation. My motto is "always be prepared" Better to need and have than need and not have.

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Well said Bob, my sentiments exactly.

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Smile Search and seizure

Regardless of local or state laws it is wise to remember that anything that is locked and beyond your reach or grasp can not be legally searched without a warrant or your consent. Obviously, this does not apply in Mexico or Canada since they do not have constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure. In the US the only problem might be airports and military bases where they might demand entry and search or deny you entrance. So, if you are in an area where it is against the law to carry, or even possess a firearm make certain, if you have a firearm with you, to keep it locked in a container stored away from your immediate reach, such as the locked trunk of your car, or your locked trailer. Obviously, if you are asked for permission, and you are in violation of the local law, do not give it, nor make any statement - maintain your right to remain silent. If you tell an officer that you have a gun, but do not give him permission to search for it (in locked comparments) then he will have probable cause to obtain a search warrant and will impound your vehicle and trailer. So, be quiet, be polite, but do not consent to a search. I'm saying this as a retired police officer. One last note - US Customs agents require no search warrant. There is no constitutional protection while entering or exiting the country!
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question for forrest

Forrest, how should a person handle it when he comes upon a drug checkpoint and they want to search your vehicle? I think that if you refuse that a search warrant can be obtained. If this is the case, and while searching for drugs they find a firearm, can they charge you with an applicable firearms violation?

I do know that the Supreme Court fairly recently restricted the use of drug check points, so the chance of a search happening is not as great as it used to be. But still, what if?

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here in wisconsin we don't have cc yet, but my .45 goes with me when we travel. encased of course.

was thinking about getting a stainless mossburg 12 ga. just for the trailer. won't have to worry about it rusting over long periods of time.

plus, it would be nice and shiney silver, just like my trailer.

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Cool Don't carry a gun!

I've never felt the need to carry a firearm.

But I respect those who do, as this is a free country!

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I'm not a hunter and haven't thought of taking a gun in our Airstream. But this thread reminds of the movie <Bowling for Columbine>. Has anyone seen it? Does anyone have stories of times they've used guns in an Airstream?
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my father worked as a linemen so he had to travel where the work was,as such in the summer months of my child hood i traveled with him and my mother. we stayed in several trailer parks and camp ground around the united states and have met alot of people in my life time and can say that i have had to neve had a use for a gun thank god but alwas did carry one.
the only time we had trouble was in k.s. the police pulled us over for a tail light being out then ask about any firearms. we told the truth and then they let us go because the guns were out of reach and the door to the trailer was locked.
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I am not a hunter However I believe in owning and possesing firearms and take them with me whenever i go camping for protection and recreation. the second ammendment gives us all that right. There are some real sickoes out there unfortunately. I have never had to use any of my firearms to protect myself or my family thank God for that However, I would not hesitate to use them if i had to. I have a bumper sticker on my truck that simply states ( GUNS STOP CRIME).
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