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Chris .
(cwb) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
? on 07/10/2013 16:29:43 MDT Print View

"Under any other circumstances, carrying a gun while backpacking (or just about any other time) seems at least unnecessary and at worst reckless."

What is reckless about carrying a firearm while backpacking or just about any other time, exactly? A gun is a tool, like a knife, or a pack, or a computer. It does what it's told.

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
Guns on 07/10/2013 17:26:35 MDT Print View

Chris, my points were specifically about considering pistols as an alternative to bear spray for backcountry protection from wolves in areas (like Alaska or northern Canada) where wolves are relatively common. That is the topic of this thread.

I'm surprised that you thought a general debate about guns in our society would be appropriate here. If you want to debate that, you can revive any of the numerous threads on BPL about that general topic, or you can contact Greg Mihalik. I think his post in this thread was meant for you.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Wolves on 07/10/2013 19:01:40 MDT Print View

".....when a 150 lbs wolf is in pursuit."
Adult gray wolves are normally 80-100 lbs. There's only one recorded case of a wolf hitting 150 lbs.