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post #121 of 127 Old 01-03-2005
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Unfortunately, some jurisdictions have passed laws that REQUIRE every household to have at least one firearm. I don''t know if these laws will be upheld Constitutionally, but for the time-being they''re on the books.

With regard to what other countries allow or don''t allow, "when in Rome do as the Romans." As an international traveler your US Passport states that you must abide by the laws of the country you''re in, regardless of your opinion of them. If you don''t want to relinquish your right to keep a firearm onboard, don''t visit countries that require you to hand them over upon arrival. It''s really that simple.

Don''t expect folks from other countries to see it your way, especially when the crime rate in their respective country is a tiny fraction of the US crime rate. Clearly, most of them think gun-control in more beneficial to their overall society, than allowing citizens to keep them at home or onboard.

Now, do not take what I''ve written here to mean you should give up your firearms. You do what you think is best for you, and I''ll do what I think is best for me.

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It does not make sense; different laws in US and overseas. Best carry a nice small sharp knife and learn how to use it. Retired LEO, I always carry a small knife overseas.
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WE WON!
The Canadian long gun registry has been scrapped, and the data base for all Canada, except for Quebec, is in the process of being deleted, Quebec to soon follow. After squandering $2 billion, this has proven what a complete waste of time , money and effort the concept of registering all the guns in a huge , mostly rural country is, and can be pointed to as an example to other such proposals in other countries. There is no way they can promise to resurrect it with any real credibility to claims it a can actually work. It will simply, inevitably, lead to the same result.

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I was watching a bit of a show called American Diggers. It's about a group of archeologist types hunting up stuff like civil war relics buried where armies were known to have camped and so forth.

They were hunting in Virginia in a semi rural area and were knocking on doors asking if the homeowners were interested in letting them scout their property in return for a share of any profits. The land would be returned to its original state when they were through. None of the homeowners were what you would call friendly - remember there was a whole crew along for this, not just some guy knocking on the door.

One guy answered the door with a double barreled shotgun - pointing it, another was working professionally on a car with a pistol in a holster on his hip.

This was everyday routine for these people.

What a way to live.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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I was watching a bit of a show called American Diggers. It's about a group of archeologist types hunting up stuff like civil war relics buried where armies were known to have camped and so forth.

They were hunting in Virginia in a semi rural area and were knocking on doors asking if the homeowners were interested in letting them scout their property in return for a share of any profits. The land would be returned to its original state when they were through. None of the homeowners were what you would call friendly - remember there was a whole crew along for this, not just some guy knocking on the door.

One guy answered the door with a double barreled shotgun - pointing it, another was working professionally on a car with a pistol in a holster on his hip.

This was everyday routine for these people.

What a way to live.
Yeah, That's exactly how it is here in VA. Don't come here. (Or NC or SC or GA, or anywhere else in rural USA.)

Did it ever occur to you that these incidents just might be staged to make your TV show about people digging in the dirt a tad more interesting?

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Re: Firearms

Carrying a firearm aboard is a very personal choice, and one that must be made individually. I would never condem someone for choosing not to. The many reasons stated make that an appropriate decision for them. I do choose to arm my self. But, I have the training, the experience and the mindset to make that an appropriate decision for me and my family. The most dangerous weapon aboard is the one you aren't prepared to use. With appropriate training and research into the rules and regulations of your area of operation addressed, a firearm is just another tool, no more or less than any other tool in your inventory.
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With regard to what other countries allow or don''t allow, "when in Rome do as the Romans." As an international traveler your US Passport states that you must abide by the laws of the country you''re in, regardless of your opinion of them.
I lived in Germany for 5 years....I can't tell you how many times I heard a US citizen make the comment "I'm an American, I have rights, you can't do that to me."

LOL...seriously, it happens. There are people that just don't seem to realize that once you leave our borders you must abide by the laws of the place you're going to.

Occasionally, it was a source of embarrassment to me.
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