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Offline twentling

Great Parks
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:26:25 pm »
Has anyone had any experience carrying a handgun while on the Canadian portion of the ride?

Offline MidSouth

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 08:50:17 pm »
I wouldn't try crossing the border with one.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 10:01:27 am »
I wouldn't try crossing the border with one.

+1. We got the thrice-over crossing at Roosvile for a 4-day stay back in '09. The border guard asked. among other things, if we had any weapons and studied all of our responses closely. You get asked that and hesitate or show physical signs of lying and you very well might get searched.

Out of curiosity, why would you carry a gun with you?

Offline John Nettles

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 10:08:43 am »
My bags were thoroughly searched (44 yo man at the time) at the Emerson port south of Winnipeg.  I don't know what made them think I was carrying anything (I wasn't) or maybe they were bored.  I was glad afterwards they didn't question my Halt! dog repellent as I "think" they consider that a weapon.

There must be ways to legally get a gun across the border due to hunting but I do not know what they are.

Maybe just call the Canadian Border Protection (or whatever they are called)???
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!
John

Offline John Nelson

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 11:23:26 am »
There are legal ways to take guns into Canada, and to carry guns in Canada, but it involves a lot of paperwork.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 02:18:36 pm »
There are legal ways to take guns into Canada, and to carry guns in Canada, but it involves a lot of paperwork.

Found this:

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/gunstocanada.htm

"Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."--Peter Clemenza

Offline twentling

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 05:19:55 pm »
Why do I carry a gun?  I am an American who exercises my rights afforded by the Second Amendment of the Constitution.  I have my conceal carry license and I carry a semi-automatic to protect myself.  I carry it always, on and off the bicycle.

Offline Bclayden

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 11:02:34 pm »
I choose not to live in fear.

Offline MidSouth

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 11:28:16 pm »
I really don't think Canada is going to recognize your rights under the Second Amendment of the  US Constitution.

Offline twentling

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 06:59:44 am »
I have ridden across the U.S. twice.  Once with a girlfriend and once solo which i feel proves that i certainly don't live or ride in fear.  I KNOW Canada won't recognize my right to bear arms...and I either won't ride there or I'll ride without the gun.  If anything, I am honest and a law abiding person of any country.  I have written the RMP for an exception and we'll see what happens.  Thanks for the comments and everyone have a great summer!

Offline Cowboy Bill

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 05:12:06 pm »
Twentling...

Carry whatever protection you feel is necessary...don't listen to the wussies.
I asked online a few posts ago about the border safety on the ST route.  Basically all's I got back from the ACA folks was that it is all good, don't worry.  And from other cyclists, well...people are being murdered all the time...just go and hope the border patrol can save you.
I say..trust your instincts...read my posts back a bit under ST Border Safety.

This comes from a former Marine, careful on my travels but not afraid, I'm taking a big old knife, that can scare people without you getting into trouble like carrying a gun will.

Safe travels,

Cowboy Bill

Cowboy Bill

Offline Bclayden

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 07:23:31 pm »
@ Cowboy Bill.

Maybe an inappropriate question but curious....why label people "wusses" if they don't feel the need to carry a gun everywhere they go?


« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 07:29:51 pm by Bclayden »

Offline mathieu

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 06:16:33 am »
Last year I rode a big part of the Great Divide route together with a retired navy seal. He was a fanatic on lightweight equipment. When I wondered somewhere in Colorado why he didn't dispose of his bear spray can, he smiled and said that it was not only about bears. He carried it up to the Mexican border. So why need a gun?   
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 06:47:52 am by mathieu »

Offline indyfabz

Re: Great Parks
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 11:15:16 am »
I asked online a few posts ago about the border safety on the ST route.  Basically all's I got back from the ACA folks was that it is all good, don't worry.  And from other cyclists, well...people are being murdered all the time...just go and hope the border patrol can save you.

Where do cyclists say that in the thread you started?