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Old 04-11-2007, 02:37 AM   #1
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I am looking for an opinion, I am a cross country truck driver and my boss does not like the idea that I want to carry my gun. I know independent drivers carry guns as we don't always travels in the nicest or most populated parts of the country. I think it should be my right to protect myself. What do you think?

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Old 04-11-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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I guess legally you'd need to find out what the rules are for carrying a weapon in your vehicle in the areas you travel through.
As far as protection goes, everyone should have that right. Maybe you can carry something else while you think about the gun?



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.357 stub nose would be my first suggestion. Loaded with some bird shots you don't even need to be a good aim if you need a self defense gun and don't need to worry about the load going through the perp.

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.357 snub nose would be fine, but I would recommend some good personal defense hollow points, such as Cor-Bon. Regarding accuracy, a self-defense situation is likely going to occur at 10-30 feet. Don't worry about long range, if that's the case you have time to run / jump into your truck and take off.

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There is a very good book on the subject of traveling with a firearm. It's called,"Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States", it's usually advertised in the back of the NRA magazines and most other firearms related periodicals. It is a must if you are going to carry a firearm across state lines and want to stay out of trouble.

If your state has a concealed carry permit law I strongly urge you to attend the class and get the permit. Most states have reciprocity agreements which honor other states permits. This would allow you to carry concealed in several states without worry. The class also teaches a lot of good information about the legalities of deadly force and some good carry techniques. It might also set aside some of the concerns the boss has as well.

As far as the best firearm to carry? The one you feel comfortable with is always the best one to carry. Stick with a 9mm or larger and practice as much as possible.

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IMO I think the best would be a 1911 and a Benelli Nova 12 guage

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I think you should carry a 9mm with you. Get a permit and carry it everywhere you can.

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I think it should be my right to protect myself.
You already have the right to protect yourself; the Framers of the constitution understood that and the Constitution says that right may not be infringed.

Now, back to reality. If you want to carry a pistol, go to www.packing.org or a similar site and check reciprocity maps. Utah, for example, has pistol permit reciprocity with 14 states and 16 other states honor the permit. That covers 31 states out of 50 and you don't have to be a Utah resident to get a Utah pistol permit. (See http://www.bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFPHome.html for more info.)

New York, on the other hand, has reciprocity with no other state, so you would need to be a resident of the state and get a permit to legally carry there.
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.357 stub nose would be my first suggestion. Loaded with some bird shots you don't even need to be a good aim if you need a self defense gun and don't need to worry about the load going through the perp.
I second this suggestion. .357 with bird shot has always been my choice for defense.


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