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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Packing Heat???

    Does anyone in this area carry a weapon when they ride???? Ya know the bears are pretty bad!

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    If you are in a US forestry region, it is o.k. to carry, but I think there used to be some restriction concerning barrel length and caliber. I cannot find any information pertaining to N.C. to support this right now. It is different from state to state. If you are on the road in N.C., you can pack as much firepower as you want. .

    Me personnaly, I never carry less than $20 worth of ammo

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USRVCarCarry.pdf
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    Screw the bears, its the firemen that I'm worried about.
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    Can you just imagine what it's going to be like on this forum by March?
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch
    If you are in a US forestry region, it is o.k. to carry, but I think there used to be some restriction concerning barrel length and caliber. I cannot find any information pertaining to N.C. to support this right now. It is different from state to state. If you are on the road in N.C., you can pack as much firepower as you want. .
    Grayish rule allows the use of .22lr pistol with a barrel less than 7.5" in game lands. Many of the National Forests in NC are game land.

    excerpt from game lands website

    During closed seasons and closed hunting days on game birds
    (waterfowl, doves, wood cock, snipe, rails, gallinules, moorhens,
    coots, grouse, pheasant, quail, turkey) and game animals (deer, bear,
    fox, rabbits, squirrels, boar, bobcats, opossum, raccoon), it is
    unlawful to possess any firearm or bow and arrow readily avail -
    able for use. During that time in which fox season is the only open
    season for a game animal, it is also unlawful to possess these
    weapons. The following exceptions, however, should be noted:
    - Possession is allowed on field-trial and designated target shoot -
    ing areas and in camping areas for defense of person or property.
    - 22-caliber pistols with barrels, not greater than 7.5 inches in
    length and shooting only short, long or long rifle ammunition,
    may be carried as side arms on game lands at any time, except
    by hunters during the special bow-and-arrow and muzzle -
    loading firearms deer hunting season and on any game lands
    with regulations that prohibit the possession of handguns.
    - Individuals training dogs during closed season without fieldtrial
    authorization are prohibited from carrying any weapon.
    - A bow and fishing arrows may be possessed when used as a
    licensed special fishing device in those waters, where such
    use is authorized.

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    The only thing I carry when I ride is the weight of the world on my shoulders. Somebody's gotta do it. But the real important question is: Are there any Pagan mountain bikers in WNC/SC?

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    I carry a Spyderco with a 3.5" blade...does that count?! If I kill a bear with it the King of Pisgah title is all mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkjellquist
    I carry a Spyderco with a 3.5" blade...does that count?! If I kill a bear with it the King of Pisgah title is all mine!

    Only if you use the spyderco to slash the tire of your riding buddy

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    deleted - didn't realize when I posted this was a trolling thread. my bad
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    How about tazers? are they legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4000psi
    How about tazers? are they legal?

    DON'T TAZE ME, BRO !!!!!
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    DON'T TAZE ME, BRO !!!!!

    Don't laugh at me because I'm so slow and you can ride circles around me with 4 Spark's in you! How did you know I was thinking about you? HATER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    Can you just imagine what it's going to be like on this forum by March?
    Thats funny

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    Hell yeah I pack heat. A roll of duct tape and a box of rubbers handle anything that comes up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motobutane
    Thats funny

    Funny "ha ha" or funny queer?
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    Funny "ha ha" or funny queer?
    = funny hahah
    = funny queer

    so be careful of this (which is kind of like 3D) unless you mean it
    many gears, some pies

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    The only heat I pack is in my spandex. It gets the message across.



    And points north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIEF
    The only heat I pack is in my panties. It gets the message across.



    And points south.
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    I really tried to resist commenting... (Moto would understand) ASAP is giving away heirloom seeds for spring gardens. Do something with them "idle hands", boys.

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    I knew this thread would be fun!!! We've got serious posts about 22lr and barrel length, a hater quoting Slingblade, tazers,rubbers and a camel toe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIEF
    The only heat I pack is in my spandex. It gets the message across.



    And points north.
    I really didn't think it was possible for your attempts at humor to be any worse than they are in person.

    I almost feel bad about you proving me wrong.
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    I reserve the right to make fun of your beliefs if I think they are stupid.

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    I've got your pissant little .22 right here.

    Anyway, yeah, I quit shaving and put on a little weight since the fall, but that
    doesn't mean I won't pop a cap in your ass.
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    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    I used to carry a .25 auto while backpacking years ago. Only thing is, .22 or .25, doesn't matter, neither of them is going to bring down a pissed off bear or mountain lion. You will only succeed in pissing it off even more. Then you die. Might as well carry a hoopack...at least the stones you sling have a chance to knock out whatever is about to attack you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    I've got your pissant little .22 right here.

    Anyway, yeah, I quit shaving and put on a little weight since the fall, but that
    doesn't mean I won't pop a cap in your ass.

    Damn, dude! Good thing you had your boots on or I would have barely recognized you!

    In your case, you could bust that carp in somebody's ass...

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    Here are the first few paragraphs of an article I read sometime back. The victims were hikers but just like some mountain bikers, they spent a lot of time in remote areas. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.


    Due to their passion for hiking, Jack and Irene Bryant had left their boot tracks on trails all over the world. One of their favorite places was the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. Often described as a hikers' paradise, Pisgah has thousands of miles of scenic trails. It was the last place the Bryants enjoyed a day in the woods together. On an autumn day in 2007, Irene’s body was found a short distance from the area where the couple had parked their car. She had been bludgeoned to death. Jack’s skeletal remains would not be found until many months later. An autopsy revealed that he too had died of blunt force trauma.

    A drifter by the name of Gary Michael Hilton remains a suspect in the Bryant slayings and very well he should be since he is presently serving a life sentence for the similar grisly murders of two other hikers. Soon after his arrest, Hilton led police into a Georgia forest where he had abandoned the decapitated body of Meredith Emerson after holding her captive for three days. According to a statement made by Hilton to authorities, Emerson, who had training in martial arts, “put up a good fight”. He was also charged with the murder of Florida hiker Cheryl Dunlap.

    Reams have been written about personal defense in the home but we see very little emphasis placed on defending life and limb in the outdoors. No doubt, there are a number of reasons for this and one is the attitudes of those who bury their heads in the sand while ignoring the uglier facts of life. A good example is the opinion expressed by a hiking columnist for a local newspaper who wrote about the slayings of Jack and Irene Bryant and I quote. “What should Jack have done when faced with the armed mugger? Carry a gun? That’s crazy. Don’t even think about it!” Based on those statements one can only assume that the author of that piece would rather die at the hands of someone like Gary Michael Hilton than carry a nasty old gun. Talk about crazy! Had the Bryants been carrying more protection than their backpacks and known how to use it, they might very well be enjoying their favorite trails today.
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