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Old 03-04-2011, 10:43 PM
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I keep my HK 40 cal. in my truck,most of the time I don't know where it is,usually it is under my side of the front seat.It doesn't hurt to have a good dog along to keep the peace,just in case some dude decides your vehicle and you looks to be an easy target for whatever....I was a shooter in 1971,a shooter in Vietnam in 1971 was officially legal...in 2011,believe me,you don't want to be a shooter.If every hated,disliked,or the subject of jealousy, person was shot as deemed
easy,necessary,and without concience,and if you are vulnerable enough to listen to the loafers,gun lovers,pathological gun lovers,suburban camo-flexers who inhabit gun shops,with lot's more threats than money,then indeed pull the trigger.I detest gun lust.If you or your family are in harms way,then do what you have to do...I would, I would not like it,but if you do like it then you fall through the vanity,inhuman,national socialist cracks,which means terms like Cowboy and Dirty Harry,are 100%,ly,appropriate for this discussion,the truth being,all this "I'll shoot you and I"ll shoot him,are basically shallow threats.There is nothing romantic about a firearm.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:10 PM
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lauxier,

I understand your position 100%. I wasn't a "shooter" as you descibed yourself, so I'll leave it at that. That being said, I was there in 1971 also, but as a trained soldier and pilot, not a trained killer, as in sniper. I know what it was like when I got back, man, horrible nightmares for twenty five years afterward, but the Lord got me through it and comforted me. Thanks for answering the call of duty, thanks for your service, and thanks for coming back alive.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:57 AM
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Thumbs up KEY! Good Advice Corbo!

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I suppose the real message we all should take from this account is to PRACTICE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS!

While I loathe traveling through this world suspicious of everyone, everywhere and all the time... the fact is that we all must be at both a state of readiness and awareness of potential threats.

Several years ago I was the victim of a violent crime; my pistol was in my truck but I was on a sidewalk with my family on Halloween. I didn't know that someone was planning to do me harm.... even if I had been armed it would have made no difference as I was rendered unconscious from behind.

Now I try to practice situational awareness as a normal part of my lifestyle. Only you can watch your own back.
PRACTICE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS!

I hate to hear about this kind of cowardly attack! However; your advice is KEY in my opinion and something we all must work on and maintain. This includes mentioning to our family members and friends when we feel it is needed. Sure; we will sound like the worry-wart. But, practicing this type of consciousness will save yourself a whole lot of worry!

Good Advice Corbo!
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:00 AM
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Situational awareness is fine. Having the means to defend yourself once you realize there is a threat AND having situational awareness is best. There may be a fine line between awareness and paranoia, but if seeming a little paranoid saves your life I doubt you or those who love you will care in the end. And an extra extended magazine can't hurt.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:20 AM
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I'm ready for anything; otters, poachers, crazy tourists, meth heads, mountain lions, bears, coyotes, snakes, coons, chipmunks, squirrels, and whistles pigs. Make my day, or night !
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:17 PM
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Flyman,

You cracked me up with that one! LOL! That was too funny!

Hey, I don't see a washtub for your dinner utensils! Go back and rearm!

LOL! Still laughing!
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:17 PM
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Hello all,

This will be my first posting. I am typically just a reader not a poster. I like to just take it all in and learn. Given my screen name and company on the forum I do not have much to offer but questions and you all do a great job answering without me asking.

This seems to be a very passionate topic so I thought I would take a chance and toss in my two cents.

First of all let me say I am a former police officer and am currently a firearms instructor with a government agency. I am not telling you that to be a horn tooter of a self back patter but I think it lends credence to my opinion and it is just my opinion.

I think this is an interesting topic for this forum. I have seen several topics about strangers in the park and other locations having contact with fly fishers. These encounters affected the poster enough to want to talk about it, get it off their chest and send a warning. So, to me, this is a side of fly fishing that most people do not think about, So Kudos to this poster for bringing it up.

There are definitely some varied backgrounds, thoughts, opinions and beliefs here. I really enjoyed reading them all. Some are for carry some are against. These opinions are as varied as the types of flies LRO sells. I think that is great; to me that says you have at least thought about this subject and that in itself is important.

To all those that are posting here that have mentioned their own or a family member’s service in the military, thank you personally or to your family. I pray for what you have done in the past, what they do today and what they will do tomorrow. In my current job I have contact with all backgrounds of military service from truck drivers to Special Forces; they too have varying opinions of the subject. I do not think that there is any comparison between being in DaNang or Fallujah to sitting at a Newfound Gap parking lot. They are two very different situations, different threat levels and reasons for going armed.

Carrying a weapon is a constitutional right and if your state, locality or the Park Service allows it then do it, but do it responsibly. Responsibility lies in training, following the law and oh training. The handgun carry classes that must be taken in TN do not even scratch the surface of what you need to know about the law, carry options, mental training and weapons training needed to carry a weapon.

One thing I definitely appreciate is a citizen willing to take a part in their own security and that of their community. For me that entails not only firearms but also using every option possible rather than taking the life of another human. Being aware of surroundings was mentioned and I second that option. Seeing an attack coming before it happens is paramount to winning this type of confrontation.

In the end it is important for me to be discreet in firearms carry. I also believe the opinions of those that oppose carry are important and I appreciate them whole heartedly. I also appreciate the opinions of those that choose to "reasonably" carry a firearm.

Thanks for the opportunity to post here
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:24 PM
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Thank you for your thoughtful post, Flyfishingrookie.

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Old 03-13-2011, 04:37 PM
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Flyfishingrookie,

Thank you sir for your thoghtful post, also. You said it all! And thank you for your continued service to our country and our military, as well as your service to your community as a police officer!
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