How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Joe West, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Mengtian

    Mengtian New Member

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    My second home is less than 90 minutes to the Canadien border. I was not really upset at him per se. Just that I don't judge what others do in their own countires so I do not appreciate when someone judges ours (on domestic issues..intl issues is fair game LOL)
     


  2. Damien Lee

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    I own a gun and the applicable gun license which is very difficult to obtain nowadays. Gun laws in South Africa have tightened over the years, due to our ever-increasing crime rate. Truth be told, I'd feel safer having my gun on me when riding but I'm also worried about any mishaps that may occur. I once was stopped at an intersection by the police where a robbery took place nearby. Everyone in the vicinity was searched, folks that carry guns are treated with suspicion and contempt.
     
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    Its good they're cracking down, it seemed like if you're white, connected and rich you can still get away with killing women over there. Shame really, it could be one of the nicest countries on the planet.
     
  4. jhuskey

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    Bob you may want to accelerate your move this way. I got a feeling the s**t may hit the fan before too long and it may be better to be down this way.
     
  5. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying Volnix and the Grexit are going to...start...ARMAGEDDON?!?!?! Holy shite! I better start packing the Cherokee up!

    Now...where did I stash my BOB and bug out bike? Please, dear God let there be Confederate flags still for sale at our Yankee WalMarts!

    I have to agree. Mountainous terrain is where it's at when the rootin' tootin sharpshootin' toque-wearin' Canadiastanis come flowing over the border to raid our back bacon stash!

    Boys...when you see the plaid jackets of the hoards of Godless red socialists from Quebec come streaming over our borders in insurmountable numbers...you'll only have time to lock and load! All shooters!...Make ready on the firing line!
     
  6. jhuskey

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    Flag sales are at an all time high.
     
  7. Volnix

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    You play too much Call Of Duty and Wolfenstein 3D. :D

    You got a Tommy gun there somewhere too? :D

    You seem to keep a lot of stuff around that bad people might be attracted too. :D You no worried? :D

    Ah what am I saying, you probably have undermined your garden with landmines and Booby-trapped the whole place by now. :D As everybody knows gun problems are fixed with more guns! :D

    What kind of mines? :D I assume Anti Personell of course and none of them wussy Anti Tank ones...

    Claymore? Or... Plastic undetectable straight down military court ones? :D
     
  8. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    I dont really come from outer space. :D

    Naaah, after playing too much Plague Inc I might just organize a pizza give away in a stoners convention and start an epidemic or something. :D

    Good that I kept that [email protected] UK bank account... Just a small trip needed to get a new pin number... Might make a [email protected] stop to Dam and smoke a few [email protected] J's too...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQDOSzdL2jQ
     
  9. jteezymob

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    I commute to work on my bike 24 miles per day. I also use it for errands and just riding for fun. All told, if I'm not heading to the mountains, I generally ride 7 days a week. I don't get on the bike without my Kit Bag. It's the best way I've found to carry concealed.
    At first I was concerned that a chest bag, combined with the leaning-forward position on the bike, would be uncomfortable -- that the weight would feel like it was pulling me forward. I haven't found that to be the case. (For reference, I carry a G19 and spare mag.) I bought the Kit Bag in September of last year, have been riding with it ever since, and find it to be perfectly comfortable. This is on a road bike. When I ride in the drops, my thighs will come up and bump the kit bag slightly on the upstroke. I could see how that would become annoying if you spend a lot of time down there. I ride on the hoods about 90% of the time anyway, so for me that hasn't been an issue. If you're on something with flat bars, like a mountain bike, then you'll definitely be good to go.
     
  10. niightwind

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    I had no idea that there were people that would even consider a gun to be part of their cycling equipment, honestly. I for one do not have a licence to own a gun in the first place, but even then I would not take one with me for cycling; that's a bit too far to me. Aside from the fact that I'd be scared of some sort of accident happening, I don't think it would be easy to conceal most types of guns while cycling, nor do I feel it is necessary for me. I bike almost entirely in the city and it would be unreasonable for me to have a gun with me as I bike around.

    Plus, I'm only 19 years old. It would probably be pretty weird from a 19-year-old girl to be riding around her bike with a gun, ready for action. :huh:
     
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  11. kylerlittle

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    Never have, never will.
     
  12. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Never say "never".
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    "I'm only 19 years old. It would probably be pretty weird from a 19-year-old girl to be riding around her bike with a gun, ready for action."

    Really? These girls don't look weird.

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    BTW, those are select-fire (full auto and semi-automatic) STG-90 machineguns/assault rifles on their backs as the pedal towards a shooting competition. I'm pretty sure those ladies know firearm safety inside and out and are not the least bit worried about an accident involving handling their weapons. A road accident on the bikes? Possibly.
     
  14. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Quote by jteezymob:
    "(For reference, I carry a G19 and spare mag.)"

    Niiiice! Have you tried the new Glock 9MM single stack yet?
     
  15. Corzhens

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    @CAMPYBOB, I love the photo of those girls with guns. However, I don't have a gun and I don't intend to buy one because I am afraid of guns. In case there is an intruder or I would be assaulted in the street, I don't think I can fire a gun to protect myself. My best bet is to call for help. But again, I love to see women protecting themselves whether with guns or martial arts.
     
  16. BikeBikeBikeBike

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    This thread just keeps getting better. FYI I'm just looking for information to help me understand the American mentality. Ya'll don't get mad now, sometimes my brains not fully thawed and I say something that might hurt feelings. They are just feelings don't worry it goes away.
    But let's have some fun, I want to see some photo's of some BIG guns on bike.
    Bring out the photo's of the bike drawn howitzers.
     
  17. Mengtian

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    You are probaly a Montreal Canadiens fan, if so that would explain somethings LOL.......j/k I am a Bruins fa. Grew up in MA and NH.

    America is unique. Guns are not part of our cuture per se, though some would argue it is. The bottom line is SCOTUS and other courts have upheld the basic beleif that one is allowed to carry and bare arms. It is in out Constitution. That makes America unique right there.

    We, as a nation, are in disagreement onwhat the exact meaning of the 2A is. I personally beleive that it mean unrestricted freedom to own and carry firearms. The fact that many states require a liscense to conceal carry is IMO stupid and against the 2A.

    Just my opinion...hope that helps :)
     
  18. Volnix

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    That's nothing... I was playing soccer in fatigues, with a G3 on my back with a full magazine, two extra magazines on me and a bayonet on my belt... :D

    Just don't arm it before. If you drop it it might get armed. Having an accidental shot is not so easy... Maybe its a bit easier to have an accidental loading of a round with rifles that arm easily, like m4's and m16's.

    That's why I like double action pistols... Revolvers might be a bit more dangerous if you drop them... [email protected] love them though. :D
     
  19. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    "...sometimes my brains not fully thawed and I say something that might hurt feelings."

    I don't have any feelings.

    I traded them for a 1967 Triumph Spitfire with rusted out control arm mounts, a faulty heater control valve and a leaking clutch master cylinder back in 1974.

    I still think I got the better end of that deal. I prefer logic and rational thought to emotions.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Quote by Volnix:
    "I was playing soccer in fatigues, with a G3 on my back with a full magazine, two extra magazines on me and a bayonet on my belt..."

    So...a red card was out of the question?


    "Revolvers might be a bit more dangerous if you drop them..."

    Yeah, some are and some are not. An old 9-shot .22 LR Hi-Standard is best carried with the hammer over an empty chamber. Modern firearms with a hammer blocking transfer bar or other such safety is a bit more drop-proof. I still duck when I see any firearm headed for the deck.
     
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