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Old 06-20-2024, 01:45 PM   #1
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Be careful. Camper rest stop incident

Nebraska I-80 rest stop knife attack leaves Missouri man, 72, dead and his wife critically injured

https://www.foxnews.com/us/nebraska-...ically-injured

https://www.foxnews.com/us/nebraska-...ically-injured

We will check around from now on!

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Old 06-21-2024, 03:48 AM   #2
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Old 06-21-2024, 04:18 AM   #3
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The current crop of soft on crime district attorneys has endangered us regular folks.
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Old 06-21-2024, 01:24 PM   #4
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My friend in Washington State said Bear Spray.... have it ready for first deterrent. By driver, in coach.
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Yeah, I have some bear spray for the crack heads!

Sad you have to be in full guard at a rest stoo!
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Old 06-21-2024, 02:10 PM   #6
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the current crop of soft on crime district attorneys has endangered us regular folks.
forever!
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My friend in Washington State said Bear Spray.... have it ready for first deterrent. By driver, in coach.
Excellent
I hike go out with this & a knife & wife is prepared inside
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Yeah, I have some bear spray for the crack heads!

Sad you have to be in full guard at a rest stoo!
I will be at 100% !
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Rest areas across the country have been havens for criminals, crack heads and perverts going back to the 80ís.

Unfortunately, this shouldnít be a surprise to anyone.
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Back in the 90's, after a series of murders at Florida rest stops, the Governor put 24 hour State Police patrol at them. That later declined to evening presence and now it's just evening security. But it has seemed to keep the riff-raff away.
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I have little comment on this specific assault due to Walmart and campgrounds being just as untrustworthy.

But,
If you are the person deciding when to carry or not, what if you're wrong? Why not carry all the time?

You all thinking you're the best determiner of what's where is either a GIANT ego or a case of not knowing of the potential situational circumstance at any given gas station at any given time.

Why not always? What is the advantage of leaving it out of reach? Comfort?

And if you think you can handle the overspray from bear spray or that it'll even slow down someone dedicated, or that you'll have time to arm and use it
You're
So
Wrong.

Someone the size of Jerry or I, or someone drug altered
Will
Eat
Your
Lunch
With bear spray as a condiment
Because all you've done is piss off your attacker. His recovery will be as fast as yours if you deploy in an enclosed area.

And
You're assuming your assailant is unarmed and unmotivated.
Don't.

I'm not saying to not carry whatever gives you faith.
I'm saying whatever you carry isn't a savior of any sort.
Faith kills.
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Back in the 90's, after a series of murders at Florida rest stops, the Governor put 24 hour State Police patrol at them. That later declined to evening presence and now it's just evening security. But it has seemed to keep the riff-raff away.
There are now some states where itís next to impossible to find a rest area that hasnít been closed down. There are also some that have operating hours.
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I have little comment on this specific assault due to Walmart and campgrounds being just as untrustworthy.

But,
If you are the person deciding when to carry or not, what if you're wrong? Why not carry all the time?

You all thinking you're the best determiner of what's where is either a GIANT ego or a case of not knowing of the potential situational circumstance at any given gas station at any given time.

Why not always? What is the advantage of leaving it out of reach? Comfort?

And if you think you can handle the overspray from bear spray or that it'll even slow down someone dedicated, or that you'll have time to arm and use it
You're
So
Wrong.

Someone the size of Jerry or I, or someone drug altered
Will
Eat
Your
Lunch
With bear spray as a condiment
Because all you've done is piss off your attacker. His recovery will be as fast as yours if you deploy in an enclosed area.

And
You're assuming your assailant is unarmed and unmotivated.
Don't.

I'm not saying to not carry whatever gives you faith.
I'm saying whatever you carry isn't a savior of any sort.
Faith kills.

Well you convinced me.
Will always place 1 weapon my tiny glock 43 in my pocket
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Old 06-21-2024, 06:44 PM   #16
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There are now some states where itís next to impossible to find a rest area that hasnít been closed down. There are also some that have operating hours.
Correct. Due to this..we will only drive between 6am & 4pm.
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Old 06-21-2024, 07:00 PM   #17
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Well you convinced me.
Will always place 1 weapon my tiny glock 43 in my pocket
You convinced me too! Instead of carrying sometimes, I'll carry always!
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Old 06-26-2024, 02:36 PM   #20
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If you carry spray, many who do and know about it will recommend FOX Labs pepper spray stream...not a cone or other wide shaped pattern. A stream has less potential to blow back on the user. And never carry a formula that is only CS or tear gas for defensive use. The effects are too slow for life and death events.

If you carry a fire arm, if all you do is stand in one place and fire 25 shots at a piece of paper, and you do this once a year, you are not prepared for why you may carry a firearm. Find a place to take some lessons. Learn how to carry. Practice.
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