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Armed and homeless?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Oklahomie, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Do you think it is a good idea to carry while living out of your vehicle even if you have a permit that allows you to carry concealed in a vehicle and else where?

    I would think that because you basically have to trespass just to find a place to sleep at night you probably wouldn't want to be found carry a loaded firearm when the police come knocking on your window. But I think living out of a vehicle is a bit dangerous when you think about the shady areas one might find themselves in.
     
  2. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Good Idea - carrying a firearms while living in a vehicle. (Being sure to follow all applicable laws and regulations.)
    Bad Idea - Living out of your vehicle.
     
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  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    OP - I would answer this with a question...since when did the 2nd Amendment only apply to people with a fixed residence?

    Edit edit: Ah, never mind...off topic comment self-moderated by me.

    Keith
     
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  4. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think it's absolutely a good idea. The vehicle is your home and you have a right to have a loaded weapon in it to protect yourself. It's pretty much like an RV at this point, without the bathroom and bed :( Hope you get a place to lay your head soon. Being in your car leaves you in a very vulnerable position.

    I have lost touch with the people I used to know in Everett or I would see if they knew someone who could help you out with a place to park overnight.
    Take care and good luck.
     
  5. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    It's temporary for sure but I figured Walmart parking lots offered quite a few amenities other lots don't however they tend to be in less that favorable areas. I just don't want to run into any over zealous law enforcement officers, but i'm sure most would understand my situation.
     
  6. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Oklahomie, Everett and Marysville have a higher rate of crime in some areas. Keep an eye open...

    Peter
     
  7. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    My local Walmart has multiple homeless people that sleep in their cars. They actually spend most of the day there, going inside to use the restroom and purchasing a few small items here and there. They seem like really nice people and I assume are just down on their luck. God forbid if I were ever in that situation you bet I would be armed.
     
  8. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I know I used to work at the Marsyville Walmart and I've seen my fair share of questionable people but I've heard some bad stories about Everett. I currently live in north Everett right
    next to a well known drug house, they always have the cops out there armed to teeth whenever they come. And just yesterday a guy pulled a knife on his downstairs neighbor I'm more worried about my kid and his mom i m a pretty OK draw, not as well as if like to be though.
     
  9. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Uhm...

    Not sure if serious.
     
  10. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Super cereal...
     
  11. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's a good idea.
     
  12. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I appreciate that you would do that for a total stranger, it's good just knowing there are still decent folks out there in the world. I'll figure it all out, I have a LONNNNGGG road to recovery, a lot of bad decisions are starting to come back and bite me the buttocks. But learning is what life is all about.
     
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  13. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's a good way to look at it. Take it as a lesson, and grow from it. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  14. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    If I were living out of my car, I'd have it parked at the gym. At least there I can still use all their facilities, and get a hot shower whenever I want.
     
  15. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    That is one good idea once I find work.