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Old 08-03-2010, 07:02 PM   #29
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For me, the first paragraph of post #15 was on target, and well worth reading. Nothing personal here.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:08 PM   #30
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And, insofar as relevant thread content is concerned, viewing a few posts from "the journey" will sure to enlighten.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:49 PM   #31
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We have stayed on aWal-Mart parking lot many times and never felt that I was in harms way. It sure beats paying $20-30 just to pull into an RV park to spend the night without unhooking or using their facilities. Usually there are several other RV's parked around you. We have had as many as 13 rigs around us. Even if its a 24 hours store the activity subsides around midnight.

The only time I have ever been in fear of my life was in a private membership, gated, RV park when 2 masked individuals held my wife and I up at gun point and threatened to kill me if I didn't give them my money.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:30 PM   #32
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The only time I have ever been in fear of my life was in a private membership, gated, RV park when 2 masked individuals held my wife and I up at gun point and threatened to kill me if I didn't give them my money.
What did you do? Did they get money? Or anything else?
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #33
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...What did you do? Did they get money? Or anything else?
gaylejoe's story is reported in detail here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ack-59018.html

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #34
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She doesn't like wrestling over guns with intruders?
I'm an Army veteran. I keep an AR-15 assault rifle close at hand for a few reasons.
1. I was willing to risk personal injury and even death to protect your freedom. I'm certainly willing to take that same risk to protect myself and my family from harm.
2. Being that an AR identical to the weapon I carried as a soldier with only minor changes, I can operate it in the dark, under high stress without having to concentrate on the weapon rather than the situation.
3. I am trained to effectively use it as a weapon in close hand to hand situations without it even being loaded, so any wrestling match with an intruder for the weapon itself will be a short one.
4. There's nothing like the business end of a military rifle for the "Oh crap!" factor that is so effective when thwarting the advance of a would be assailant.

I'm well aware of how some individuals feel about guns in general. Arming one's self is a personal choice that should never be taken lightly. The real beauty of the situation is the fact that we live in a country where we have the freedom to make that choice. If someone isn't comfortable with a firearm, they can make the choice not to buy one. I chose to do the opposite, and I don't regret my decision.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #35
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I'm an Army veteran. I keep an AR-15 assault rifle close at hand for a few reasons....
Thanks for your service!

Pretty sure you are in the minority when it comes to RVers, since you are essentially a professional. Most people would not be as well trained, skilled, or confident as you are in the handling of a weapon. Those people are probably safer NOT having one handy, though it is certainly a personal decision that everyone has the right to make for themselves. Hopefully you'll never have to use your weapon in your travels.
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Hope I don't snore too much next to #8891.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:58 AM   #37
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Hope I don't snore too much next to #8891.
According to my wife, if you snore any louder than me, you should probably see a doctor!
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... I can operate it in the dark,...
4. There's nothing like the business end of a military rifle for the "Oh crap!" factor that is so effective when thwarting the advance of a would be assailant.
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I agree with all the rest but dark and Oh crap don't work for me.

Daylight or attacks in the dark, being ready was the important statement How can a weapon be stored safely, concealed, yet have ready access from one end to the other of a rv rig. Not having served our country militarily, without expertise in weapons, I am probably closer to the general population of RV'ers and appreciate your service and would like to take positive steps to peace of mind while traveling the U.S.
Maybe others can give a few specific security measures taken, short of full armament, especially for those that might object to guns.
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I'm an Army veteran. I keep an AR-15 assault rifle close at hand for a few reasons. ... I am trained to effectively use it as a weapon in close hand to hand situations without it even being loaded, so any wrestling match with an intruder for the weapon itself will be a short one.

I'm well aware of how some individuals feel about guns in general. Arming one's self is a personal choice that should never be taken lightly..... If someone isn't comfortable with a firearm, they can make the choice not to buy one. I chose to do the opposite, and I don't regret my decision.
Journalist,

i am one of the people who would normally say that an RV / Campground is no place for gun. However, You seem to be one of the few people who carry guns that I would actually feel safe next to - instead of scared.

The reason being - and i think many anti-gun people feel this way - we are simply scared that guns are in the wrong hands. As a person who has been living in a big city for most of my adult life (NYC), and currently living in a city where children murder children on a monthly basis... I have only had the opportunity to associate guns with violence, not the other way around. The only people I know who have guns are the 'bad guys'.

I find it unfortunate that training or some sort of test is not required to buy / own a gun. I could by a gun, and I would be very dangerous, because i do not know how to use it. Would you want to sleep next to me?

In the wrong hands, guns ARE dangerous. Maybe this is what puts people like me against gun owners like you. If all gun owners were as qualified as you - which i would like to think they are, but reality is they aren't - I would have no issues with gun ownership.

This is why i am anti-gun. : /
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the issue of pack/no pack, carry/no carry, anti/pro and...

what/how/where to carry (from guns to silly string) has been the topic of many threads.

typically they get CLOSED or deleted, end up in heavy moderation and sometimes result in...

folks HERE attacking each other based on expressed views on the HOT topic.

like politics and religion and sex and 'streams...

there are websites TOTALLY DEDICATED to the topic of tossing projectiles.

search titles using the G word or some of the other terms tied to this...

and u can find a FEW of the threads and 100s of opinions and VERY elaborate details...

about USING/carrying/training with weapons...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ster-3360.html

there are also quite a number of threads on 'safety' or 'protection' while camping in a LOT of location types

((boondocking, parking lots, rest areas, wallyworld and so on))

many ideas on how/what to do...

some are sensible or effective and some are just plain silly.

now where's my can of silly string and the 50 caliber assault feather ? ?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...ing-63180.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f314...one-49322.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...ety-40202.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ome-37187.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ety-26209.html

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