Handguns and trailering

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by mwaldman42, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    Oh groan snowbird. Funny that all the people who flunk out of all other branches of the service training and testing end up in the marines. Seems funny too that half a dozen times in Nam I was called out to go save the marines butts cuz they couldnt do it themselves. Please dont get me started.
     
  2. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    LOL :eek:
     
  3. ballybay

    ballybay New Member

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    You mention trailering in the USA and "elsewhere". If that includes Canada, you WILL be asked at the border if you have a gun, and you won't be allowed to cross the border with it. So don't ask, don't tell isn't a great idea in this case. :)
     
  4. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    Careful, Lee.......I thought we were all "VETS", INCLUDING the Marines. We had to save a few Army folks while I was there, but I was certainly glad to do it because they needed HELP. It wasn't the US vs N.V vs the Marines........ :angry:
    BTW, I did not flunk out of any of the services, I enlisted in the Marines to start and still proud to be a Marine. Sorry you have such an attitude against our OWN troops.
     
  5. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Hey ballybay, I believe I was talking about the US constitution not discriminating against me carrying a gun in my RV home opposed to a permanently located stick house. I would never be DUMB enough to try to take a gun across an International border. After all their laws say no, no to guns period. Especially those bad warmongering US citizens.

    Go Sarah Palin and the NRA. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  6. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    So does being an ex-marine mean that you are so tough that no gun is needed ~ ~ ? :question:

    How does what service you were in, or even if you were in any branch of service had to do with keeping a gun? The answer is nothing and it has nothing to do with the subject of this thread, either. :dead:
     
  7. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    I agree. Snowbird and Lee brought the issue up regarding the Marines and the military and being an x Marine I just could not sit back and take it. :dead:
     
  8. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    Archer, I have nothing against Marines. My problem is with people who think that they are gods, invincible, superhuman, and better than the rest of the world just because they were in the Marines and you cannot tell me you have not heard others say that. I dont care if its army airforce or navy either if you talk down to the rest of the world your on my chit list. I was Army SF some of the worst training in the world, and when the special services all were moved into one group I also trained with Navy Seals and Marine Force Recon. But that does not make me better than everyone else. And I will let anyone know when they over step the line of equality amongst mankind.
     
  9. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    Gentlemen, gentlemen ... at ease!

    I'm extremely disconcerted with this conversation, because I and others have such great respect for all of you and for what all of you have done and put up with during your service years.

    A little bragging because you are proud of your service is understandable and in no way denigrates anyone else's service.

    The rest of us all stand back and enjoy the good natured poking that goes on, but please ... at ease!
     
  10. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    Hey Lee,
    Sorry your so upset. I think snowbird was just kidding in her original comments but it must have rubbed you the wrong way. I have never put anyone down who served our country. I am proud of my record, as I am sure you are of yours. Thank the Good Lord we both made it home from that awful place. Enough said........ ;)
     
  11. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Hey all, God Bless America and all our of our Servicemen/women. OORAH!!!!!!!!! We have the best ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, AIR FORCE and COAST GUARD in the world.
     
  12. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    Ooorah, semper fi, fly by and ten four. May we all have many more good years of traveling. Oh and by the way I pack a 22 pistol, 22 rifle in my rv for plinking. I also carry a oak billy club in my toad. Figure I can handle all that nature throws at me with them. Some times I wish I would buy me another 9 mm but probably will never happen.
     
  13. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    How about twin 60s with butterfly triggers mounted on a hidden pop up just in case I run into problems while sleeping at a Wal-Mart overnight. Just kidding. Of course, they would not let me take it into Canada. Had them mounted on a jeep in my other life. Yea a 9 mm would be kind of nice. :eek: :bleh: :laugh: ;)
     
  14. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

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    The wife and I just a few months ago re-uped or CC's. Normaly have the Smith 10mm with us. But also since I am a hunter have a shotgun and 3-4 rifles with me also. You know a deer rifle an Elk rifle a coyote rifle and a squirrel rifle and maybe a rabbit rifle. Why so many well you know a rabbit doesn't like getting shot woth a squrrel rifle and a deer doesn't like getting shot with a Elk rifle and so on. An just in case they open a local season on terrorists I have one for that too.
    And you can take rifles into the upper US better known as Canada, you just have to pay the entry fee on each one and that is heafty, so maybe not so good an idea unless you have good reason.

    LEN
     
  15. Paul235

    Paul235 New Member

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    While we're on the subject of guns, has anybody had any experience getting guns back and/or forth to Alaska from the lower 48? Having been a long time Alaskan now living outside, I am contemplating going back and forth for winter/summer after retirement. The socialists have completely taken over Canada and have made it really dificult legally to transport across Canada to Alaska. If there was a way to bypass Canada altogether without paying huge fees on the ferry system I would do it. The only way I can see is to ship them from gundealer to gundealer and pay their fees instead.
     
  16. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

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    Long guns from Alaska to the lower states you can ship to yourself from yourself and use the USPS(sometimes the local postmaster needs and education). I think you can still use UPS and Fedex too but they are getting tieghter all the time as the cannot control theft in there own companies. As far as hand gun go From FFL to FFL and it may have to go overnight, USPS will not handle hand guns. You can also ship while flying but at the cost of xtra bags it maynot be a viable option anymore. Heck this is a good reason to get more guns, some in Alaska and some in the lower 48.
    Good luck.

    LEN
     
  17. Paul235

    Paul235 New Member

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    The last thing I need is another gun. I live in fear of being one of "those guys" you see on the evening news with all the firearms displayed on the hood of a squad car after the raid. Nothing illegal just quantities that scare the neighbors and being labeled the local GUN NUT.
     
  18. dggreer

    dggreer New Member

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    Keep in mind the trailer is your home and cannot be searched with out a warrant. As for as a motor home the latetest ruleing is that the cab can be searched with out a warrant but the coach cannot unless something in plain site justifies a search. As far as going into other countrys dont try it. :)
     
  19. Paul235

    Paul235 New Member

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    Where can I find anything related to the warrantless search of the cab of an RV. Is this a federal ruling? Does this mean law officers can now search your vehicle any time they want? Inquiring, law abiding, constitution loving RV'ers want to know.
     
  20. Paul235

    Paul235 New Member

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    All the specious arguments in the world can't dispel the truth that anybody who brings a knife to a gunfight will not be the winner. A gun in the hands of someone battling for their life is the great equalizer. As we all grow older and slower, a gun makes even the youngest and strongest less a threat. You can make all the excuses in the world about proper training and marksmanship but many more times than not, a gun has kept folks safe in their person for hundreds of years. An armed society is a more polite society and its been shown over and over in the 38 states that have lightened up the laws concerning the ability to carry concealed weapons. The few remaining areas that have the strictest gun laws remain the most lawless with violent crimes being the worst in the nation. just check the huge rise in violent crime in England since their gun bans took effect. The biggest crime in my opinion would be my lack of ability to defend my loved ones in a time of crisis. Does violent crime happen around us very often, of course not. The chances slim that it will ever happen to us, but if it does I'll choose carry vs not-carry every time. Just like a boy scout I'll choose be prepared!



    Here's a copy of a description of what went on at Virginia Tech a few years ago. Think it can never happen to you?

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    "Twenty-eight of the thirty victims killed in Norris Hall were shot in the head at pointblank range. Some were shot four or five times. After the attack, survivors recalled watching the shooter pause occasionally to reload one of his guns. The Virginia Tech shooting was not a sudden blitzkrieg attack that was over before anyone knew what was happening; it was a nine-minute, uncontested execution-style massacre. Many of the people in those classrooms were left with no recourse but to listen to the nearby gunshots and hope for the best. They didn't need lightning fast reflexes or deadeye accuracy or years of specialized training; they just needed the means to defend themselves against a deranged killer who had no regard for school policy, state law, or the sanctity of human life.[/SIZE]"
     

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