Re: Hand Gun ???
I have some experience with this, and ill share it:
1.) If you think you need a gun in the sierras , then you don’t have enough experience in the sierras and your not comfortable with yourself, if that is the case you are probably NOT experienced enough with a gun anyway.
2.) It has been shown and I have seen it demonstrated that a charging bear , is VERY hard to stop with a gun , think about it , can you hit a bear and STOP it with a gun , when its charging full speed , PEPPER SPRAY will work….
3.) People are careless with guns , last year in the Red Mountain Basin , there is hunting allowed. Hunters were shooting across lower Indian Lake, There are many rules with guns , no target shooting , no shooting across lakes , draws, trails etc , etc , if they catch you doing something you get fined or go to jail ( good ) , I have been shot at , shot over my head all in the wilderness , and it really pisses me off. I would rather not see anyone with a gun cause I don’t TRUST THEM WITH it .
Leave the Gun at Home , use common sense with Bears , We use our heads , leave the guns , pepper spray at home , go in the wilderness quietly , not smell the place up , and stay out of the way for gods sake, and youll be fine …. And the guy just asked a question I don’t think there is a need to tear themup over a question … Id rather see people ask the questions here man !!! take care all ….
- 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
> > --
> > John Curran Ladd
> > 1616 Castro Street
> > San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
> > 415-648-9279