Re: Hand Gun ???
- Leave the gun at home! California and the NPS do not allow open carry, so having immediate access to your firearm would be limited, at best. Yogi is not going to bother you, if you practice good food containment procedures. Enjoy your hike and don't worry about the bears!!!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Todd Sharp <t_b_sharp@...> wrote:
> 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 email@example.com, "trail2nowhere" <trail2nowhere@...> wrote:
> Nicely stated.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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> > 1616 Castro Street
> > San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
> > 415-648-9279