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Old 02-10-2007, 12:03 AM   #11
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It is possable to find trouble anywhere, likewise it is possable to avoid trouble by being situation aware. I have done a fair amount of ratoinalizing about a house weapon and for me it keeps coming back to if you don't have a weapon you will be more vigilant to avoid a situation that could escalate to the point where the use of lethal force is an issue.
If you get a firearm out, you have already made the choice to compromise someone's life. Is that something that you want to deal with everyday for the rest of your life? It's not an easy choice and their are no easy answers, if you don't carry the option to use isn't available, if you're going to carry, the sound of a shell being jacked into a pump shotgun is a universal deterent that is hard to mistake for any other sound, just make sure that you carry it legally.
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:42 AM   #12
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If you have a door on your bus with a lock, just use that.

Is a gun really nessisary? I have never heard a story first hand from anyone who needed a firearm, never. They seem to create much more of a problem than they solve, even urban boondocking. I am sure I am going to get burned for this, but I had to express an alternative position to this argument.

Why not sell the guns, get better locks and travel in area's that don't scare you so much.

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Old 02-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #13
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I don't worry about criminals so much as animals. There are various creatures that I have had a unfortunate encounter with. More than anything, I appreciate the fact that if I or someone near when when driving hits a deer (or other animal), I can atleast put a clean kill shot in it rather than let it sit and suffer on the pavement until a cop shows up and pops one in it. It's happened to me plenty of times.
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:31 PM   #14
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Well you lock your door and I will carry my shotgun and to each their own.

I promise I won't make you carry a gun, that would be treading on your freedom. Can you promise not to tread on mine?
It's a pretty ridiculous assumption to trot this subject out in front of any two individuals and not expect it to be a controversial subject. Personally, I'd rather talk about Skoolies.
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:44 PM   #15
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Controversial topic, this? Nahhhh.

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Seriously... well, it belongs under Everything Else, and it is good to discuss ideas
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:43 PM   #16
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I do carry a can of bear spray if things were to get out of hand. That and I am 6'4" 250 pounds so I am already a bit of a deterant. So far, so good. We have travelled across the northern US, and Canada and never had any more problems than people wanting to see inside the bus.

I am not treading on anyones proclaimed rights, just voicing an alternative opionion. Also, as a Canadian, I may have a different perspecitve on the individuals "right" to carry weapons.

If you feel safer carrying weapons with kids on board, and feel that is safer, good luck. The chances of an accident with a weapon in the house are much higher than those of a crazed, door breaking meth head murdering a family. Check the stats, I think they will back me up.

Anyway, I think I have stated my point.

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And a child is more likely to drown in a swimming pool than from playing with a gun so keep them out of Jason's jacuzzi bus.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:06 PM   #18
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That does it... no more kids, no more creatures from the deep dark forest and no more marauding murdering meth heads allowed on my skoolie !!!
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I suppose an old prison bus would be a good choice. Most I've seen were high roof All Americans with either an ISB or 3208, MT643, air brakes, and best of all...bars on every window.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:36 AM   #20
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I suppose an old prison bus would be a good choice. Most I've seen were high roof All Americans with either an ISB or 3208, MT643, air brakes, and best of all...bars on every window.
Heh! You've just solved my paint job delima! My wife says our current rig looks like a prison bus. Now I just leave it like it is and call it a safety deterrent!
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