You can shoot off any horse, once. LOL! I carry 24/7, not just when riding. I live in an open carry state, don't see a whole lot of people carrying open anymore, that fad seems to have passed. But, you also don't need a special concealed carry permit, though I wish we did, along with the permit came certain training requirements.
Back to riding, I wouldn't even think of shooting a bear with the pistol I carry, I'd just make them mad. I could stop a human, coyote, dog, maybe a hog, but nothing as big as a bear. Since they like noise, so they know where not to be, I also ride with bells.
Read a book called "Armed and Female" by Paxton Quigley. I suspect some of the info is out of date, but it's an excellent book for getting you to really think about the responsibility of carrying a weapon and, God Forbid, needing to use it and what it would mean to you if you did. It's a very sobering read. Takes a lot of the hot out of hot headed.I’m like Txshecat…it’s just as well I don’t carry a gun. I’d get PO’d at somebody and shoot ‘em.
We have my hubby’s childhood shotgun and a new-ish revolver that’s never been discharged 😐
In my case, yes. The laws sound kind of odd, if you're not used to them. Better description would be a "2A" state, which stands for 2nd Amendment state, which means the state recognizes our right under the 2nd Amendment to carry firearms. We can carry openly, if we like, or we can carry concealed, which I prefer. I kind of feel like I'd rather not advertise, just quiet insurance.so, it's concealed carry, not open carry,,, . . . right?
I would tell you that it's both. I've lived in cities and lived out in the desert and out in the country for the last 25 years. The high desert of So. Cal., where I worked, was known as the "Body Dump Capital" of So. Cal. We also had a lot of meth labs. You almost couldn't ride out in the desert without tripping over lab disposal, a working lab or a dead body. It also wasn't unusual to find someone who hadn't been killed but dumped in the middle of summer, so the desert could do the dirty work.this is eye opening to me. So many country folks talk about how dangerous it is in the 'city', but few , very few, people I know in the 'city' open or conceal carry a firearm , even though both are legal in my state ( after getting training and a permit). Is danger a real thing, demonstrated by real experience, . . . or something movies and media get us into believing?
So, which is it? either the city is this dangerous place, where you are likely to be robbed or raped at any moment, or, out in the country, miles from any law enforcement, it is very dangerous.?
And , yes, I am a gun owner, if that helps.
If someone is threatening you, I would suppose serious injury or death is already likely. But a cougar is not likely packing, or a rutting elk. Probably they are more likely to back off if you shoot the gun.I feel like a lot of the assumptions about how you will be safer with a gun are operating on the premise that "the other guy" does not have a gun. If I had a gun and someone without a gun is threatening me, and I pull the gun on them, they will most likely back off; thus the gun potentially increases my safety.
But if they have a gun, they will just as likely pull at THEIR gun and then we'll be in a standoff with serious injury or death as the likely outcome; thus the gun potentially decreases my safety. Whereas if neither of us had a gun, serious injury or death would be less likely to occur.
Is this incorrect?