Because I publish the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and a daily RV blog, and give seminars on RVing and the RV lifestyle, I get a lot of requests for information on RV related issues, everything from choosing the best RV, to working on the road, RV insurance and saving money on the road.
Another topic I frequently get asked about is traveling with a firearm. The best resources I know of for information on the legalities of having a gun in your RV are the website www.handgunlaw.us, a smartphone app called Legal Heat, and a book called United States Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 States.
I always tell people that if you are going to have a firearm, you have a responsibility to get trained both in firearms safety as well as the use of a firearm in a tactical situation. The reality is that if you use common sense and don’t put yourself into situations where you have no business being, the chances of you ever needing a gun are miniscule.
What? Unless you’re in a combat unit in Afghanistan or someplace like that and you’ve pulled a gun on somebody that many times, you’re a psycho who has no business with a slingshot, let alone a gun! I’ve known a lot of cops in my life, but I don’t think I know any police officer who has pointed a gun at that many people.
I hope this guy never parks his RV anywhere near us. I’d be afraid of getting hit by a stray bullet if he throws down on some poor old fart walking his dog early some morning.
While I have always said that every law abiding American should have the right to own a firearm, there are a hell of a lot of people who have absolutely no business with one. And this guy is a perfect example. Somebody needs to tell him that he’s not Wyatt Earp. Then they need to put a net over him and take him to a padded room someplace.
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