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Old 02-24-2015, 08:23 AM   #81
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Many years ago as a young Brit woman I went camping in the US with a friend (another young Brit woman). We were horrified to see that other campers had guns on display in their vehicles (usually trucks with guns in a rack in the cab). No doubt this was a cultural thing, with us growing up in a very different culture. We both settled in Canada and neither of us have entered the US again.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:27 PM   #82
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Yes, definitely a cultural thing. I grew up in rural US farm land, and it was nothing to see someone walking down the road with a firearm on their way to or from a little hunting in the woods.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:37 PM   #83
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We feel much safer in an area where carrying guns is legal. Some of the worst massacres happened in gun free zones.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:09 PM   #84
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There are about 300 million firearms owned by civilians in the United States. The exact number is unknown. Published estimates range from 280 million to 320 million. This figure does not include firearms in the military.


The population of the United States (2013 ) was 316 Million.


There are a lot of law abiding firearms owning U.S. citizens.


I do not know how you would avoid a camping area where fellow campers had firearms. Determining if a camping area is a "firearm free zone" would be a challenge. You could always ask your fellow campers if they had a weapon but would they tell the truth ?
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:36 PM   #85
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I have no problem with concealed carry. I just don't expect to ever get comfortable with seeing strangers packing weapons.
I'm with the contingent that would prefer to pack up and camp elsewhere. Fortunately most of the places we camp it's illegal to have guns so I never worry about it.
I sure hope it never becomes an issue.
I would actually feel BETTER if I saw some fellow campers packing weapons. That way I would feel comfortable openly carrying. And, at least if the crap hits the ventilator these guys can help out in the fire fight.

And, I'm with you on the places we camp that it is illegal to have guns, I never worry about it either.
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:30 PM   #86
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Just because the campground says no firearms doesn't mean their not still there.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:41 AM   #87
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Just because the campground says no firearms doesn't mean their not still there.
Oh I can promise you they're still there.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #88
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Hey folks its ok for us to have a variety of viewpoints. I get it. Some of us feel safer knowing there are guns around a campground, some of us feel less safe in the same circumstances. No right or wrong answers here that apply to everyone. Thanks for sharing your opinions.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:53 AM   #89
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When I travel my Travel Trailer is my "Home" and no one is going to tell me that I cannot have my 12ga shotgun and OO Buckshot available to defend my home.
The last time I checked this country that I camp in is still the United States of America and the second amendment is still in the constitution.
Gun Free Zones are a fantasy....ask any criminal.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:42 AM   #90
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When I travel my Travel Trailer is my "Home" and no one is going to tell me that I cannot have my 12ga shotgun and OO Buckshot available to defend my home.
The last time I checked this country that I camp in is still the United States of America and the second amendment is still in the constitution.
Gun Free Zones are a fantasy....ask any criminal.
I'm glad the country you camp in is the United States because if you were to try to bring a 12ga shotgun and 00 buckshot, undeclared, into Canada or Mexico, your new "Home" would likely be a prison cell. BTW, that "someone" that is going to tell you what you can and cannot have at a US or Mexican Border is wearing a side arm and takes a dim view of such infractions.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:55 PM   #91
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I'm glad the country you camp in is the United States because if you were to try to bring a 12ga shotgun and 00 buckshot, undeclared, into Canada or Mexico, your new "Home" would likely be a prison cell. BTW, that "someone" that is going to tell you what you can and cannot have at a US or Mexican Border is wearing a side arm and takes a dim view of such infractions.
He specifically stated 'The United States', not Canada, Mexico or any other country. And it's not a matter of 'opinions', it's our Constitutionally protected right.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:55 PM   #92
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I'm glad the country you camp in is the United States because if you were to try to bring a 12ga shotgun and 00 buckshot, undeclared, into Canada or Mexico, your new "Home" would likely be a prison cell. BTW, that "someone" that is going to tell you what you can and cannot have at a US or Mexican Border is wearing a side arm and takes a dim view of such infractions.
I believe it is legal for a US citizen to bring a shotgun or rifle into Canada. Only handguns are restricted in Canada. Mexico-that's another story. Just bringing in a bullet or even an empty casing will get you in real trouble.

Yes, you are right ! I too am glad the country I camp and live in is the United States.
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This discussion is tiresome.
Nobody is going to convince the other.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:34 PM   #94
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I'm not sure that anyone is trying to convince others, just expressing points of view. I have noticed in life that some folks don't want to hear the opinions of others as they have their mind set and that's that. The great thing is that one doesn't have to follow the thread if they don't want to.
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This discussion is tiresome.
Nobody is going to convince the other.
Well I can agree that everyone is going to have their own opinion; that much is true. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:43 PM   #96
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Well I can agree that everyone is going to have their own opinion; that much is true. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
What are we agreeing that we are disagreeing about?
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This discussion is tiresome.
Nobody is going to convince the other.
This forum is set up so one only has to read the topics that interest them Glenn. A new reader to this thread may disagree with you.
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My camping is limited to the USA by choice....the last country other than the U.S. was Vietnam and I was heavily armed with an automatic weapon supplied by my employer......Firearms....don't leave home without them!

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This discussion is tiresome.
Nobody is going to convince the other.
Amen to that Glenn. I sometimes carry where its legal, and sometimes not. Its a personal decision, and I make it for a number of reasons, which are personal. This issue is filled with emotion and it polarizes people. When I camp, I want to meet new people, experience new things and make new friends. One sure fire way to squash that is to argue for or against issues like this one.

On a gun forum I will take a different tack. As a very wise man once said, "to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven." Back to the subject of boondocking, anyone?
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Was just saying that everyone has a different view on this subject so agreeing that everyone has different opions and moving on.
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