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Old 11-10-2009, 07:09 PM   #101
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Someone asked a question if anyone ever knew of a person that needed a gun, or had to use one to defend themselves. Yes, I do know several. And that was before I was a deputy sheriff years ago. Our Canadian friends seem to perhaps have fewer problem-type perps up north of the border, and seem scared of guns, so if they want to go naked and unprotected, that is thier right. Out here in the west, a gun in an RV is pretty much a given. I disagree with the advice to spill your guts right up front about having a firearm in your bus if you get pulled over for speeding or some other infraction. Keep the gun hidden but accessible, somewhere near the back, away from the driver's seat. Most cops don't need to know, or even care if you are packing. Be polite if stopped, don't argue, most of the time if a person is civil and polite, they get off with a warning unless they are really being a danger to themselves or others, or want to argue. And if the local laws are drafted by the socialist elite who don't want you to be able to protect yourself, move somewhere else!

There is an old say worth repeating- I would rather be tried by 12 then carried by 6!
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #102
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Someone asked a question if anyone ever knew of a person that needed a gun, or had to use one to defend themselves. Yes, I do know several. And that was before I was a deputy sheriff years ago. Our Canadian friends seem to perhaps have fewer problem-type perps up north of the border, and seem scared of guns, so if they want to go naked and unprotected, that is thier right. Out here in the west, a gun in an RV is pretty much a given. I disagree with the advice to spill your guts right up front about having a firearm in your bus if you get pulled over for speeding or some other infraction. Keep the gun hidden but accessible, somewhere near the back, away from the driver's seat. Most cops don't need to know, or even care if you are packing. Be polite if stopped, don't argue, most of the time if a person is civil and polite, they get off with a warning unless they are really being a danger to themselves or others, or want to argue. And if the local laws are drafted by the socialist elite who don't want you to be able to protect yourself, move somewhere else!

There is an old say worth repeating- I would rather be tried by 12 then carried by 6!
also remember that in almost every case, an officer cannot search your vehicle without your permission. If they are asking you for your permission, they most likely lack the probable cause to conduct the search.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #103
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Another clueless newspaper - charging to access its website. Two of the local papers here tried that, and they are now laying off employees. Maybe one of them is seeing the light, which is the taillights of their competition leaving them in the financial dust. I won't cry when they are gone.

Papers don't survive on subscriptions - they survive on advertisers. Owners would put out 32 pages of ads every day with no news stories if they thought they could get away with it. If you want to make a difference, the thing to do is to go to each of their local advertisers, ask for the manager/owner, and apologize that you can't shop there anymore because they support the Herald-Times. A few ads getting canceled will get their attention faster than 100 readers canceling.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:44 AM   #104
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If you do decide to carry, make sure you aren't confronted with your own gun:
http://gypsyjournal.net/blog/2009/12...ent-encounter/
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:46 AM   #105
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Thanks for the post Redbear.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:05 AM   #106
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I have owned firearms since I was 12 years old.

All my firearms serve a purpose to me but I don't need them 24/7.

I have guns in a non-locking gun cabinet and an open rifle rack on the wall everyday at my house (if I'm home or not) and I am a responsible gun owner.

Just because a guy has a permit doesn't mean he has to or is obligated to carry all of the time.

Most often there is no need whatsoever to carry a firearm.

Often it's a flat out nuisance to carry a firearm especially without a John Wayne complex.

I am glad Nick and his family are ok and I'm glad he didn't have to suffer with taking someones life. Burglary is not a capital offense.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:22 PM   #107
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I suspect it would have been referred to in the police blotter column "Sirens" in the Elkhart Truth, but you can't search back to prior dates' columns at their "etruth" site even if you register.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #108
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Every sane American has the right to own and carry firearms for self protection, and protection of the state. ANY gun law is an infringement on this right. The rights stated in the constitution are not granted to us by the government.....rather they are inalienable rights that are not to be taken away BY the government.

unconstitutional gun laws have been passed starting about 1934? with the NFA. Laws have become more and more restrictive in the past 70 years. However, in the past 10 years or so the pendulum has begun to swing in the other direction. Look at the number of "shall issue" states, states with ccw reciprocity, made in montana laws, improved castle doctrine/self defense laws, the heller decision, and now hte chicago gun ban going before the supreme court. etc. I think gun laws are slowly getting chipped away, giving good law abiding citizens more freedom (which never should have been taken away to begin with)

Show me a gun law that has effectively reduced crime!

gun laws only affect law abiding citizens, making them vulnerable to well armed criminals.

gun free zones = criminal empowerment zones
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #109
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Burglary is not a capital offense.
breaking into someones home can definitely be hazardous to ones health! In many states people have the right to protect themselves from an intruder in their own home.
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Burglary is not a capital offense.
breaking into someones home can definitely be hazardous to ones health! In many states people have the right to protect themselves from an intruder in their own home.
Yes, I understand that folks have a right to protect themselves from harm and I fully support that right. But burglary itself is not a capitol offense and doesn't deserve the death penalty. I am always amazed at how many people think that they want to kill someone and speak as though they are looking for almost any opportunity that they can find to do so.
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