Re: Hand Gun ???
- I've been Hiking almost 25 years and I have never felt the need to carry a gun. If your concerned about Yogi and crew, a well placed rock to the butt is all i've ever needed. You don't have to clean a rock after you use it, and they come in many calibers, where as a gun, your stuck to just one size.I'm always more worried about Raider Nation. However, they usally disapear above 9,000ft.
- thx John.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "trail2nowhere" <trail2nowhere@...> wrote:
> Nicely stated.
> --- In email@example.com, John Ladd <johnladd@> wrote:
> > Unless you are an extremely good shot willing to carry a very big gun
> > in a readily accessible place, pepper spray way more effective and
> > lighter.
> > But no need for either gun or spray for our very sweet black bears.
> > People complying with California laws re gun carry have a right to
> > carry a gun in our national parks, thanks to recent legislation. But I
> > think you would find a lot of your fellow hikers very uncomfortable
> > with it, as other responses suggest. Even if chances of an accident
> > are very low due to you being a very responsible gun guy, it is hard
> > to believe that risk of accident could be lower than virtually
> > nonexistent bear risk
> > John Ladd
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> > San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
> > 415-648-9279