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  • steve quinne
    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
    Message 1 of 34 , Aug 1, 2011
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      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 ….

    • nxs_310
      thx John.
      Message 34 of 34 , Aug 2, 2011
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        thx John.

        --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "trail2nowhere" <trail2nowhere@...> wrote:
        > Nicely stated.
        > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.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
        > >
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