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Poll: Gun Poll (89 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. I'm American & have a handgun in my TC (52 votes [58.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.43%

  2. I'm American & have no handgun (29 votes [32.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.58%

  3. I'm a Canadian breaking the law & have a handgun (1 votes [1.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.12%

  4. I'm a wimpy law abiding Canadian, no handgun (6 votes [6.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.74%

  5. I'm a Canadian. I arm myself on crossing the border (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. I'm Canadian licensed to carry a handgun & do. (1 votes [1.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.12%

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#21 OFFLINE   FedAgent

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:11 PM

Like sirwilliam, I have lived and worked with guns all of my adult like, hunting, Viet Nam, local police and 27 yeas as a federal agent. I have seen what a bullets can do to a human and to animals. But I took a different path from what was taken by sirwilliam. I respect firearms and own several, from a .22 peashooter to a .44 magnum with custom loads that can pass through an engine block. It would have to be a grave situation, no pun intended, for me, personally, to use a weapon in any situation, but, that said, I could not live with myself, if some incident happened to my family where the presence of a handgun or the use of it, would have saved the life of a loved one. As most law enforcement people will tell you, most bad guys are cowards. When they have the only gun, they are big, mean and in control. Add a weapon on the side of the good guys, and normally, they scurry back to the hole they came out of. I guess you can guess what I voted.
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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:56 PM

Hmmm, Well fellow Canucks, from the poll, I guess it would not be a good idea for us to try to burn down the White House like we did in 1812. We'll just have to try & poison them with poutine, or drive them crazy with Celine Dionne. B)

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:21 AM

I have Rifles, shotguns, and handguns, all regisrered. I have also taught firearms safety courses. I grew up in Alberta, and have shot guns from the age of ten. In my day they were a way of life, how else could you keep the coyote's away from the chickens?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:08 AM

I have an arsenal (AR15. 30-30, 30.06. shotgun, 9MM) here at home, but nothing in the TC (at least now before i read this post).

i heard somewhere that it takes 2-3 chest/body shots to stop a man, so i have advised my wife to aim for the head.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:14 AM

I have a few guns. When I was younger and traveling on the road selling Northstars I carried a handgun with me always. Until one day. My Father who also carries a gun and has a permit to carry it, said something interesting to me. He asked me if I thought I was as prepared for violence, as the person that I would use the handgun against. After that, and for the past 18 years of traveling I never have carried one. I try to look at every situation before I get out of the vehicle and am also trying to be aware of what is going on around me for safety. One thing I do know in the states is to never stop at a rest area on the interstate after dark. Those places I have learned are a natural place for the creepies to come out after sunset, and can be a dangerous stop.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:29 AM

I have Rifles, shotguns, and handguns, all regisrered. I have also taught firearms safety courses. I grew up in Alberta, and have shot guns from the age of ten. In my day they were a way of life, how else could you keep the coyote's away from the chickens?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:20 AM

While it may be justifiable to carry firearms for self protection and you are able to get off a good clean shot to take sowe undesirable down there are a few things to consider. A well trained individual here used an example of a handgun with custom loads that will enable a round to pass through an engine block, man that's pretty heavy duty. I guess the outside fiberglass wall of an RV wouldn't be much protection from a weapon like that. The point here is where has the round gone that has passed through the undesirable!!?? While this weapon in the hands of a trained professional, who is not only trained in it's operation but more importamtly is trained to be able to access a situation and react immediately, would be comforting to his fellow RV'ers but what worries me is how many untrained nimrods are out there packin' this kind of heat??? As you all well know some can't wait to pull it out and start blastin'. My point is I don't want my friends or family takin' out by friendly fire while tryin' to enjoy the great outdoors or Disneland or what-have-you. Also where does one secure a fire arm in his RV/truck/MH?? Most crimes, I would suspect, are perpetrated via stolen weapons??!! How many children are accidently shot when the stumble on a weapon hidden in a shoe box etc,?? This is the way I feel about this whole situation, IMHO, leave the damn things locked up as they have no place in public...........................Steve...

Edited by sirwilliam, 14 November 2005 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:02 PM

sirwilliam, I certainly respect your decision as well as the others who have expressed an issue with the carriage of a weapon. That decision makes you feel comfortable and more power to you for that view. As I said in my post, it would have to be a "grave situation" for me to use or display a firearm. I certainly do not believe in my heart that personal property is worth a life, even a despicable, low life criminal's. But my life or the life of others is a completely different situation. Perhaps my career has shaded my viewpoint. I have encountered people who have no respect, zero, for a life, theirs or yours. I have seen people shot and killed for a pizza delivery or a pair of Nike shoes. And this makes me nervous when I am on the road knowing there are people like this out in the world. And, the .44 magnum with the heavy loads, that is about as much fun to shoot as putting the butt of a large shotgun on your forehead and pulling the trigger! It is a range weapon and never goes anyplace.

I am a long way from a "gun nut", but I feel comfortable with weapons and most of good, decent, law abiding people who I have meet that carry them.

Have a good day, my friend, Larry
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:32 PM

I have the safety of my children in mind by not owning a firearm. However, I will take up a gun if my government decides I can't. Good thing I don't live in San Fran-psycho.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:38 PM

I have kids and a wife that can't defend themselvs as well as trained physical arts masters can. Or a hopped up crack head. I cary. I would gladly take fire so they can at least get away. They are worth that in my eyes.

BTW, don't expect me to respond to critisizim of my view or feelings. I will however if you put my family in danger. :)
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:40 PM

There have been some very interesting replies here and I respect them all. Isn't it great that all of us have the choice/option of owning a firearm whether we are Canadian of American.


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Posted 14 November 2005 - 04:22 PM

It is wonderful that we can commuicate our feelings to one another and not have some PIA moderator shutting us down because he doesn't agree with our topic of controvercy, Also I think I'm gonna start packing my flack jacket and M-72 disposable anti-tank weapon,,,,,LOL!!!! Especailly when RV'ing in the USA. I know, maybe one of our American friends can lend/sign/rent me a big ass 44-Magnum, you know like the one Dirty Harry used to carry, so I can defend myself from all the bad guys down there or a crazed grizzly. Do any of you reccomend I pack a rod for our future trip to Disneyland??!!....LOL!!!...............................Steve...

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:14 PM

I'm in Canada. I own guns. They are not registered. And by the looks of it, watching the news, I should get more guns.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:51 PM

Guns are like drugs; they can be out-lawed, but they can't be made to go away.

The poll didn't ask how many Americans had guns, and didn't carry them in the TC.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:52 PM

It is wonderful that we can commuicate our feelings to one another and not have some PIA moderator shutting us down because he doesn't agree with our topic of controvercy, Also I think I'm gonna start packing my flack jacket and M-72 disposable anti-tank weapon,,,,,LOL!!!! Especailly when RV'ing in the USA. I know, maybe one of our American friends can lend/sign/rent me a big ass 44-Magnum, you know like the one Dirty Harry used to carry, so I can defend myself from all the bad guys down there or a crazed grizzly. Do any of you reccomend I pack a rod for our future trip to Disneyland??!!....LOL!!!...............................Steve...



Well of course you can borrow my 44 magnum, Steve! After all, what are friends for if we can not share the pain. Fire off six rounds of my special load and you can drive back home with an ice pack on your thumb and wrist.

Like Snowy Bird said, it's nice we can discuss items like this on this forum, express our viewpoint and still enjoy the company and the discussion.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:03 PM

Well of course you can borrow my 44 magnum, Steve! After all, what are friends for if we can not share the pain. Fire off six rounds of my special load and you can drive back home with an ice pack on your thumb and wrist.

Like Snowy Bird said, it's nice we can discuss items like this on this forum, express our viewpoint and still enjoy the company and the discussion.


While I appreciate the offer Larry, I think I'll pass. It's one less thing I have to worry about bein' secure. Please don't get me wrong, I respect and like guns in their place ie: a conflict between gov'ts, a firing range or on display. I just wouldn't feel comfortable with one in my RV especially when I have nieces and nephews around on occasion. Maybe someday I'll regret my decision but I hope I can avoid a situation where the need for one would arise. To all of out there that do pack a piece in your TC/RV be careful and don't shoot us innocent folk by mistake. :) ..................................Steve...

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:50 PM

Wow folks....
I gotta admit, when I seen this poll come up, i thought, oh no, this cant lead to anything good. One of those topics folks have very strong opinions about. But ive noted there have been some expressions of them-maybe whilst bitting a tonuge or 2 but yet no ones gone off the deep end. Its VERY refreshing.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 06:53 AM

Wow folks....
I gotta admit, when I seen this poll come up, i thought, oh no, this cant lead to anything good. One of those topics folks have very strong opinions about. But ive noted there have been some expressions of them-maybe whilst bitting a tonuge or 2 but yet no ones gone off the deep end. Its VERY refreshing.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:26 AM

Do any of you reccomend I pack a rod for our future trip to Disneyland??!!


I would, they let huge freaking rats and talking ducks just wander around that place! And you never hear about all the kids they EAT!!!!!!! HUGE COVERUP! I think the prefured method for rats is a spring trap and bait, whereas ducks (as long as thier in season) would be a 12 ga and a retriver/lab ;) happy hunting.

On second thought, that may not be a bad idea... Would clear out the lines so you could ride more than 2 rides a day!
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:18 AM

"I would, they let huge freaking rats and talking ducks just wander around that place!"

That's why Disney now has a giant cowboy and space ranger walking around the park now, in addition to the giant dogs that patrol too (just don't step in the giant poop.)
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