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Oct 10, 2012 05:39 |  #1

I spent the weekend in Aspen, Co (I know, 2 weeks too late for great fall color:( I was up at Maroon Bells Lake at about 5am. I was the only one there and for one of the few times since I have begun taking pictures I realized how vulnerable I was. So, my question is, how many of us carry guns when we are out by ourselves?


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Oct 10, 2012 05:49 |  #2

I can an extra lens instead of a gun, I find it fits onto my camera body easier.


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Oct 10, 2012 06:25 |  #3

Even better by sitting inside an armored car.

What do you think?


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Oct 10, 2012 07:24 |  #4

Every time I go out of my element I carry a firearm. It's a military thing.

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Oct 10, 2012 07:30 as a reply to  @ gordonb's post |  #5

What do you think the danger is at Aspen?

I'm not opposed to carrying a firearm--I've done it before.

But a person carrying a firearm must always be in no less than mental Condition Yellow. I know that when my head is in the viewfinder, I'm totally in Condition White. The Jolly Green Giant can slip up behind me when my head is in the viewfinder.

So if I thought a shooting situation warranted a firearm for protection, I'd either not go there or I'd go with someone else able to provide that protection.




  
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Oct 10, 2012 07:31 |  #6

gordonb wrote in post #15102764 (external link)
Every time I go out of my element I carry a firearm. It's a military thing.

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No, it's not. In the military you are under arms when authorized. "Authorization" is a military thing.




  
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Oct 10, 2012 07:42 |  #7

I guess that is the heart of my question. Is Apsen any safer than I40 and the Cadillac Ranch? Is it simply a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

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What do you think the danger is at Aspen?

I'm not opposed to carrying a firearm--I've done it before.

But a person carrying a firearm must always be in no less than mental Condition Yellow. I know that when my head is in the viewfinder, I'm totally in Condition White. The Jolly Green Giant can slip up behind me when my head is in the viewfinder.

So if I thought a shooting situation warranted a firearm for protection, I'd either not go there or I'd go with someone else able to provide that protection.


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Oct 10, 2012 07:45 |  #8

Kliphe wrote in post #15102579 (external link)
I spent the weekend in Aspen, Co (I know, 2 weeks too late for great fall color:( I was up at Maroon Bells Lake at about 5am. I was the only one there and for one of the few times since I have begun taking pictures I realized how vulnerable I was. So, my question is, how many of us carry guns when we are out by ourselves?

what were you afraid of? wildlife like coyotes and wolves or people?


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Oct 10, 2012 07:48 |  #9

i have my Glock 19 everywhere i go..


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Oct 10, 2012 07:48 |  #10

Kliphe wrote in post #15102579 (external link)
I spent the weekend in Aspen, Co (I know, 2 weeks too late for great fall color:( I was up at Maroon Bells Lake at about 5am. I was the only one there and for one of the few times since I have begun taking pictures I realized how vulnerable I was. So, my question is, how many of us carry guns when we are out by ourselves?

A large percentage of my photography takes me to the backcountry of CO; as such, I am always armed. On more than one occasion I have had other folks happen by and say "thanks for being here."

As the old saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."


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Oct 10, 2012 07:53 |  #11

Why? To protect myself from freak occurrences? I don't see the point. If I were a female, I might have a different opinion.


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Oct 10, 2012 08:33 as a reply to  @ El Duderino's post |  #12

A string of garlic cloves around my neck works for me... gets me a great spot on Watchman's Bridge when there's sixty photographers vying for the same shot.... Seriously, Aspen? Pepper spray is lighter if you must carry something.




  
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Oct 10, 2012 08:35 |  #13

El Duderino wrote in post #15102840 (external link)
Why? To protect myself from freak occurrences? I don't see the point. If I were a female, I might have a different opinion.

In many remote locations, the possibility of encountering bear, mountain lion, moose, etc. is very high. As such, being armed provides the potential to avert any bad situations, should it become absolutely necessary.

It is a choice. You may not choose to be protected and that's fine; personally, I would much rather have that sense of security.


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Oct 10, 2012 08:57 |  #14

When I am in Bear Country which most of our outdoor areas are here in NW Montana, I do carry bear spray by www.udap.com (external link) as its made right here where I live. I know Mark is a survivor, and his product works.


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Oct 10, 2012 09:01 as a reply to  @ KoalaCowboy's post |  #15

We moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada this summer from North Carolina (for a 3-year work assignment) and the most difficult thing I had to do was let go of the 2nd amendment. We went hiking in Algonquin park this past weekend (wildlife is very active - and sometimes aggressive - this time of year in preparation for winter) and felt very vulnerable without my .44 mag.

There are times in parts of Toronto where I wished I'd be carrying my compact .40. I carried concealed in the states for 20+ years. Never needed to draw on anyone, but visibly gripped my firearm twice in my holster prepared to do so. That was enough to thwart an eminent attack.

I'm all for the 2nd amendment and a proud lifetime member of the NRA. If you feel you need to carry to feel safe, then do it. Better to carry and not need it, than to need it and not carry it.


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