Friday, November 14, 2014

Guns In Trucks

Many years ago a bonded carrier could carry a gun.  Today that is no longer the case.  Today the only way you can carry a gun in your truck is if you have a permit in the state that you are carrying the gun in.

I have purchased two shotguns in my life and they were purchased solely for self defense.  One was a 12 gauge and one was a 20 gauge.  It is extremely fortunate that I never used these weapons.  If you are in a remote area and need immediate help, a gun does come in handy.  Protection of life is the most important thing a person can do.  Sometimes, simply the threat of force can ward off even the most ignorant people. 

If people think you are armed, they will most likely stay away if they were intending harm. Perhaps they will think twice if they think that they themselves may end up hurt or dead upon initiating an aggressive act. 

Not so long ago a trucker parked in a vacant lot in South Carolina.  His name was Jason Rivenburg.  He was shot to death in his truck.  Had he had a gun, he could have defended himself.  You would think that truckers, like ranchers who live in remote areas, should be able to protect themselves in remote areas by being able to carry a gun.  The odds that law enforcement can arrive in time are slim to none.

There are many drivers who carry guns out here.  Most of them are either deputies in their home towns, or are permitted to carry guns in the states that they travel through.  I'm not a fan of everyone carrying guns, but some people need them more than others.  In a country with 300 million people that has just about as many guns as there are people, its impossible to ignore the prevalence of gun ownership in our society.

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