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    Do you carry a gun while riding?

    Licensed carriers I mean. Do you think it is a reasonable thing to have a firearm.

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    OMG are you serious???...
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Maybe if I was riding the streets of Detroit. Or way, way deep in bear country. But bear spray would be the first line of defense.

    Yes, I have a CHL.

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    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/anti-mo...st-two-bikers/

    Anti Mountain Biking Fanatic Mike Vandeman Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Against Two Bikers

    Michael Joseph Vandeman was arraigned in court today. He is scheduled to re-appear in court Thursday with his legal counsel.

    Vandeman was arrested by UC Berkeley police last Friday May 28th for assault with a deadly weapon. The full police report is here: http://police.berkeley.edu/crimealer...52810-37NC.htm He was reported and arrested for carrying a handsaw and cutting one of the two bikers across the chest. This is not the first time such an incidence has been reported.

    Local news station KPIX Channel 5 covered the story and it ran in the local nightly news. Video is available here: http://cbs5.com/video/?id=65884

    The arraignment was at 2pm Wednesday and bail was reduced from $30,000 to $12,500. It is unknown at this time if bail has been posted. Pending contact with his lawyer, Vandeman is scheduled to reappear in court Thursday to enter his plea.

    Vandeman is a long time anti-mountain biking zealot who has been infamous in the SF-SJ Bay Area for decades. His campaign against mountain bikers dates back to the heyday of local cycling internet newsgroups.

    UC Berkeley police urge cyclists to come forward with any information on similar assaults. University of California Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau: (510) 642-0472 from 8AM-5PM, or (510) 642-6760 all other times.

    Please help us spread awareness of these violent acts against cyclists of all categories.

    >>In an unrelated story, a Florida man stabbed two cyclists who were out on a holiday ride, this past weekend. More info on our sister site here: http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/bl...cal-condition/

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    Quote Originally Posted by idontplaynice
    Licensed carriers I mean. Do you think it is a reasonable thing to have a firearm.
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    Why is the idea of having a gun on you so offensive.

    Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idontplaynice
    Why is the idea of having a gun on you so offensive.

    Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
    Good lord, not another thread on this. Use the SEARCH function, this has been beaten to death over and over and over......... (hint, look in the recycle bin)

    And your quote at the end is more tiring than an overplayed Journey song.

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    Okay nevermind. I did a search and went through all the old threads. Didn't realize it's such a well-worn path around here.

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    I take it you all have never been a victim of violent crime. Two young men tried to rob me in Austin a couple of years ago. It was a sobering experience and made me realize it can happen to anyone anytime.

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    good luck with that

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    Many people shot and killed with guns are shot and killed with their own gun. Cops included.
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    Friggin' coward. Give me a red chiclet instead of debating like a man. You don't deserve your green blocks.

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    I may or may not be a licensed carrier. I may or may not carry a gun while riding. I may or may not carry an excessive amount of adrenaline while riding.

    But usually I may or may not just carry my Kimber JPX.
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    I came down to ride the WISS (in Philly) and a HUGE Pit Bull (that the owner) could not control almost bit the **** out of my leg!!--I would have needed a 9mm to put him down If he got a hold of me. This dog went Crazy!! Like one of Michael Vick's dog's on the Attack!!

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    Absolutely!!!!! I refuse to be a victim of wither the 2 legged or 4 legged animals. My life is much more important that someone or something that thinks they need to take it away from me. It is a tool. Just like a knife to cut your steak or even a car to get you somewhere. If I need it I want to have it. Sure there are other things available but if something needs to be definately stopped you can bet your life that I will stop it before it hurts me or my family or friends.

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    How do you live with that much fear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster
    Many people shot and killed with guns are shot and killed with their own gun. Cops included.
    Whats many compared to those that are not?

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    If you can't pull, aim, and fire within five seconds.. it's completely pointless weight.
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    I'm all for firearms, the 2nd amendment as well as concealed or open carry. In fact shoot competitively in High Power cross the course and long range where I have earned a Master ranking.... the last thing I'd want to have on my while I'm riding my bike is a gun. I get nervous thinking what would happen if I crashed and my knife accidentally opened!

    Not to mention it's heavy.

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    Yep , 500 S&W for those pesky chipmonk's . Little fawkers running amok endangering mtber's with their rodent antics , running across the trails putting peoples lives in jeopardy . Then when you least expect it , lulled into complacency , they attack . Woods aren't safe as long as there is a single one left .

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    Carrying a gun in public is illegal in the UK so if we have a "situation" we just jolly well agree to disagree and have a cup of Tea


    If that fails we just kick the **** out of each other........then have afternoon Tea

    Wild animals don't mess with us as we're armed with a hot cup of Tea

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    I have never owned or even thought of owning a hand gun. Untill recently, a guy hiking one of the trails here in Prescott, AZ got eaten (yes eaten) by a couger. I rest my case

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibbo
    Carrying a gun in public is illegal in the UK so if we have a "situation" we just jolly well agree to disagree and have a cup of Tea


    If that fails we just kick the **** out of each other........then have afternoon Tea

    Wild animals don't mess with us as we're armed with a hot cup of Tea
    Well played sir. The only situation I'd consider carrying would be on my touring bike. I've run into some shady individuals in some desolate places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Yep , 500 S&W for those pesky chipmonk's . Little fawkers running amok endangering mtber's with their rodent antics , running across the trails putting peoples lives in jeopardy . Then when you least expect it , lulled into complacency , they attack . Woods aren't safe as long as there is a single one left .
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    oh yeah, all the time.

    I ride with one of these mounted to my handlebars.



    Those cursed deer standing in the middle of the trail. What will I ever do about them? Won't they ever learn?

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    I find hand grenades easier to operate while riding YMMV
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

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