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I can travel from FL to SD with a CCW as they are have receprical agreement on CCW permits. But I can NOT drive across the river to Nebraska. My CCW travels in my bow case without problems if luggage is checked all the way though.

Hack, Thats awesome. I wish I was bright enough to write well enough to get paid for it.
What part of SD? When you travel from FL to SD are you driving or flying? If you are driving what about the other states you drive through to get to SD?
 

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According to NYPD SOP-9 (Standard Operating Procedure #9) data, in the year 2000, only 9% of shots fired by officers engaged in gunfights actually hit perpetrators at which they were fired[citation needed]. In the same year, there were a total of 129 "shooting incidents" (including non-gunfights, such as officers firing at aggressive dogs, unarmed or fleeing perpetrators, etc.), 471 total shots fired by officers, 367 shots fired at perpetrators, and 58 total hits on perpetrators by police. So, when non-gunfight shooting data is added, the rate at which police hit what they aim at in real life situations is typically only 15.8%. By either measure, the vast majority of bullets were not stopped by hitting perpetrators, but ultimately encountered some other object. The propensity of these "stray" bullets to pass through windows, walls, car doors, etc. and possibly injure bystanders is a concern, and falls into the overall risk/benefit calculation when considering how much penetration is enough.

Not only are these trained and tested officers of the law only hit what they're aiming at 15% of the time, but they are using weapons with much more stopping power than what a cyclyst would have. So even if you can hit what you're aiming at 15% of the time, it probably won't stop what you hit only make it much more determined in their attack.

l I can say is good luck
Barmy, I don't want to chase you off with an argument, but where are you getting this information? Let me present a logical counter to the what you've just posted.

Standard issue for a police officer used to be a .38 revolver. In most cases, that's been replaced by a 9mm, due to increased capacity. Have a look at this photo. Instead of a revolver holding six .38 special rounds (the lower one), a cop can now have 12-16 or more of the 9mm (the upper round) in a single magazine.



Studies have shown that in some cases, 9mm rounds were not able to penetrate heavy jackets and create an effective wound channel. The very notion of them passing through walls and car doors is, at best, some anti-gun fantasy propagated by the media. It's just not very likely. On the other hand, the .357 magnum, which is simply that same diameter round in a longer shell (more powder) can punch through several sheets of drywall with ease. But you're not likely to find a cop carrying one.

It's also interesting to note that the 10 year old data you referred to was for New York City. There are very few states in this country that have chosen to outlaw handguns completely. New York is one of them. I don't know the exact wording of their laws, but I do know that unlike other states, where you can own a handgun to shoot at the range or other approved areas, (in Utah, most non-government owned land outside city limits is fair game) the residents of NYC don't get a lot of opportunity to shoot guns. Bear with me, I'm going someplace with this. Most cops are not shooters that decided to become LEO. Some may have come from the military, but the majority, especially in someplace like NY, do not have 10-20 years of shooting behind them when they sign up. And it shows in their shooting record. Compare that to your recreational shooter that has decided to carry. I went to the range for the first time on my 13th birthday. Subtract the three years I lived in Australia, and I still have 20+ years of shooting experience. That includes classroom discussions, and range training at both public and police ranges, along with reading countless articles on both the laws regarding lethal force, and the laws of physics when it comes to that little copper-jacketed piece of lead striking objects, human or otherwise. If you do a little research, I'm sure you'll find that your average shooting enthusiast has more experience than your average police officer, and probably has a better record when it comes to hitting and killing their intended target in a gunfight.
 

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You gun carriers are much better shape than most of us. Not only do you carry cannons for the stopping power (no need for carbon fiber if your adding 3-4 lbs of stopping power) but as you ride your heart rate is always below 120 bpm so you have a steady hand to shoot (after coming to a complete stop because you haven't practice shooting from a moving bike, reaching for your c.w. which I assume is concealed, and letting loose at a moving target while your adrenalen is pumping uncontrolably because of the incident that has you reaching for your gun).

You guys must be SUPERMAN in disguise...!!!!!;)
 

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You gun carriers are much better shape than most of us. Not only do you carry cannons for the stopping power (no need for carbon fiber if your adding 3-4 lbs of stopping power) but as you ride your heart rate is always below 120 bpm so you have a steady hand to shoot (after coming to a complete stop because you haven't practice shooting from a moving bike, reaching for your c.w. which I assume is concealed, and letting loose at a moving target while your adrenalen is pumping uncontrolably because of the incident that has you reaching for your gun).

You guys must be SUPERMAN in disguise...!!!!!;)
Hey, that extra 23 ounces (plus ammo) is not going to be noticed over the extra weight I carry anyway...

For what it's worth, I really can't envision an incident where a moving cyclist would even attempt to draw their weapon.
 

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As a new cyclist I'm concerned for my safety as I ride a semi-wilderness 35 m. paved trail on the outskirts of Las Vegas. I'm not very fast yet so I know I can't outride anything intending to eat me. There are coyotes for sure and I imagine two-legged varmits lurking, tho pretty unlikely. Even in town it's a gamble: A 4 mo. old baby was killed & his mother wounded by a psycho with a hatchet last week in the center of town. We live in the wild west for sure & it's getting more wild every day. Ya'll probably heard of the recent death of the 19 yr. old woman killed by coyotes back east. So, with these concerns, should I carry a conceled weapon...I think brandishing it in the open would draw negative attention...and if so, how would I strap it on my body so I don't have to dismount, unzip & fumble around to get at my gun? I am not a gun affectionado nor do I ever want to hurt someone if at all avoidable...but I don't want to be naive. I like to take my kids with me on rides & feel obligated to provide for their safety. What do you think?
 

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You gun carriers are much better shape than most of us. Not only do you carry cannons for the stopping power (no need for carbon fiber if your adding 3-4 lbs of stopping power) but as you ride your heart rate is always below 120 bpm so you have a steady hand to shoot (after coming to a complete stop because you haven't practice shooting from a moving bike, reaching for your c.w. which I assume is concealed, and letting loose at a moving target while your adrenalen is pumping uncontrolably because of the incident that has you reaching for your gun).

You guys must be SUPERMAN in disguise...!!!!!;)
Bike cops carry guns. Your assuming something extraordinary for an every day occurrence. You disagree? Cool. I understand. The ability to do so though was decided by firearms. Why do you hate them so much?
 

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Hack, Ruger LCP is under 10 oz. minus amo. I hope you are right. Dismounting and getting the bike between myslef and the threat is always my first plan.

Thankfully there is still freedom of speach and choice in this country! Having second ammendment rights work for me as well. I have encountered bears, panthers, red wolves, snakes, and some two legged predators in less than a year of riding in rural areas. Having protection just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. How I carry it, and how I deploy it will remain with me. Rest assured that if I do choose to deploy it, speed will not be and issue nor will my heart rate be. That Bright red dot makes sure that good gun control is being able to hit your target.
 

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Barmy, I hit what I aim at. I regularly decrease the pigeon (rats w/wings) population in my neighborhood. I don't think those shots are calculated into your stats.

I would like to know where/how cyclists are successfully carrying a CW if anyone can offer up their 'secrets.'

BTW, my dad cycles in the UT mountains & regularly sees mountain lion, bobcat, etc. I'd certainly want a gun if one of those met me on the trail.
 

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Roger on the .380. I have 9mm and a .40 but since I tested this .380 with the very latest personal defense amo I find myslef with it every where I go. Yes, there are times and places that I do still want to have a .40 close at hand, but now I pick and choose when. Down here where you wear a lot of short & tee shirt type of stuff (normal years) its just plain eaiser to hide and less constrictive when sweating. Its just one of those personal choices. I have chosen to ccw, so I decided that meant everywhere legal. That said, I picked up this LCP with the Crimson Trace to fill in for those situations that trouble would be the least expected, but just in case. I have also tested it at close range on two wild hogs with excellent results with same amo.
 

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Bike cops carry guns. Your assuming something extraordinary for an every day occurrence. You disagree? Cool. I understand. The ability to do so though was decided by firearms. Why do you hate them so much?
When I was younger I hunted moose and deer with a 30.06.

But I don't see the value of a handgun except to kill people. If you need a weapon for protection against wild animals get a carrier similar to what is used on ATVs. Carry a rifle. Make sure you kill what you shoot at. If not , track a wounded animal and finish the job.

I've just read and seen too many heated arguments turn deadly because of a handgun. It now becomes a badge to wear when you can settle an heated disagreement and the winner walks away. What happened to a disagreement where the two antagonist can still walk away. The only reason a handgun gets removed from it's covering is to intimidate with the threat of death. It makes the user like a peacock. They can throw out there chest and say "LOOK WHAT I'M CAPABLE OF!!!". But at that point everyone if a loser.
 

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When I was younger I hunted moose and deer with a 30.06.
Cool. People want to take away your right to do that as well.
But I don't see the value of a handgun except to kill people.
Well if a deer was after my wallet...
I've just read and seen too many heated arguments turn deadly because of a handgun. It now becomes a badge to wear when you can settle an heated disagreement and the winner walks away. What happened to a disagreement where the two antagonist can still walk away. The only reason a handgun gets removed from it's covering is to intimidate with the threat of death. It makes the user like a peacock. They can throw out there chest and say "LOOK WHAT I'M CAPABLE OF!!!". But at that point everyone if a loser.
I've been in plenty of arguments armed and never thought to murder some one. How many of those same arguments ended without gun violence. Don't know? You want to know why? Because " Two Local Men Agree to Disagree" doesn't sell papers. It's boring. I felt board writing it. They don't make statistics for things that end well. There is no interest.
 

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When I was younger I hunted moose and deer with a 30.06.

But I don't see the value of a handgun except to kill people. If you need a weapon for protection against wild animals get a carrier similar to what is used on ATVs. Carry a rifle. Make sure you kill what you shoot at. If not , track a wounded animal and finish the job.

I've just read and seen too many heated arguments turn deadly because of a handgun. It now becomes a badge to wear when you can settle an heated disagreement and the winner walks away. What happened to a disagreement where the two antagonist can still walk away. The only reason a handgun gets removed from it's covering is to intimidate with the threat of death. It makes the user like a peacock. They can throw out there chest and say "LOOK WHAT I'M CAPABLE OF!!!". But at that point everyone if a loser.
Funny, but I find it offensive that people trophy hunt. Feeding your family is one thing, shooting animals for sport is not something I find acceptable. Not judging you, only stating where I stand on that.

Anyone carrying legally is going to try to avoid confrontations. If they're found to be the one that started an argument, they can end up losing their permit.
 

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Funny, but I find it offensive that people trophy hunt. Feeding your family is one thing, shooting animals for sport is not something I find acceptable. Not judging you, only stating where I stand on that.

Anyone carrying legally is going to try to avoid confrontations. If they're found to be the one that started an argument, they can end up losing their permit.
And there freedom, it's called Brandishing a weapon and the last case I heard of that didn't end in violence the offender spent three years locked up.

I'm OK with trophy hunting. I feel bringing attention to animals is not always negative regardless of the modality through which it is expressed. No run on chickens are there? If you let me eat a Panda I swear it would save them all.
 

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I'm not even referring to brandishing. If you get into a situation where the police are called, you could lose your permit if it's determined that you started an argument while carrying. Anyone with a permit should have the maturity to walk away before a situation escalates. Barring that, they should at least have the sense to not start a fight in the first place.
 

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Funny, but I find it offensive that people trophy hunt. Feeding your family is one thing, shooting animals for sport is not something I find acceptable. Not judging you, only stating where I stand on that.
Obviously you've never had moose meatballs in spagetti sauce....

And if you think that you've have a good work out riding a bike, you should try getting 2000 pounds of moose a couple miles out of the wilderness to the nearest trail...can be quite challenging....:D
 

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Obviously you've never had moose meatballs in spagetti sauce....

And if you think that you've have a good work out riding a bike, you should try getting 2000 pounds of moose a couple miles out of the wilderness to the nearest trail...can be quite challenging....:D
I had venison in New Zealand, does that count? If I had my way, we'd let cows go free, and eat buffalo. If you're going to eat meat, do it right.
 

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Cows are tasty don't knock them. They are also to stupid to exist without us. Our fault entirely, but have you ever heard stories of ancient bulls? Those things would murder whole villages. I think we domesticated them to save ourselves. That and the tastiness.
 

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I'm not arguing any ones right to carry a gun. I'm just thinking if you fell of your bike what are the chances of loosing that gun? Accidental misfiring? I'm all for guns. I just won't carry on my bike due to hazards it could impose.
 
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