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Why carry guns in Alaska?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Father of four, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    See the video of pictures after the story...LUCKY!!!!

    Why they carry guns in Alaska..luck shot.

    "This guy lives just outside of Soldotna , Alaska .


    King season is over, and since I had a day off before silvers start, I thought I would go for a walk! This occurred at 11:16 AM Sunday morning 1/3/2010, just 2/10 of a mile from my house. On our road while walking my dogs (ironically trying to get in shape for hunting season). For the record, this is in a residential area; not back in More.. the woods. . . No bow hunting. . .. No stealth occurring. I heard a twig snap..... And looked back. . . Full on charge was a huge brownie, ears back, head low and motorin' full speed! Came with zero warning; no Woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you think or see on TV! It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in about one-second!

    Totally surreal. I just started shooting in the general direction. And praise God that my second shot (or was it my third?) rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet BEYOND where I was shooting from. I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the last shot. And his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my first shot!

    It was a prehistoric old bear. No teeth. No fat. Weighed between 900-1000 Lbs and it took five men to DRAG it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear. Its Paw measured out at about a 9-1/2 footer!
    Never-ever-thought 'it' would happen to me! It's always some other smuck..... Right?

    Well, no bull...... I am still high on adrenaline . . . With my gut in a Knot (felt like I did 10,000 crunches without stopping)! Almost puked for an hour after. Had the burps and couldn't even stand up as the troopers conducted their investigation! Totally wiped me out. Can't even put that feeling into words. By far the most emotion I have ever felt at once!

    No doubt that God was with me, as I brought my Ruger .454 Casull (and some "hot" 350 grain solids) just for the heck of it. And managed to draw and snap shoot (pointed, never even aimed!) from the hip! Total lucky shot!

    All I can say is Praise God for my safety and for choosing to leave the wife and kids at home on this walk!

    Now, if either Hillary, or Barry Hussein or anyone else in this administration starts making noises about taking away your right to protect yourself with a gun, we need to let them know where we stand. Very Quickly!!! "

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e2c_1271191754
     
  2. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Yup that is why I carry too... I am afraid of tweaker without teeth too.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    What caliber for tweakers? :laugh:
     
  4. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    8 gauge slug is the only thing that will reliably take down a charging tweaker with no teeth. Damn that guy is lucky to be alive. I would have liked to claim that bear skin as a rug for my own as a reminder of the incident. Everytime someone comments on it, be like "That's why you don't mess with our 2nd amendment rights."
     
  5. RobertJ.

    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    You do know, though, that the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with self defense against animals, and everything to do with self defense against an out of control government, right?
     
  6. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    I'll remember to use my pistol on only the occasions when I'm being mugged by a tweaking Senator or Representative then....:p
     
  7. RobertJ.

    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    Like Pelosi?
     
  8. BiggMayn

    BiggMayn Kenmore, WA Member

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    That's the same town my Aunt lives in. When my Uncle was still alive, he never went anywhere without his S&W .44 mag w/ 7in barrell in a cross body holster. The only animals he had to put down were a wounded moose and an aggressive black bear. He was also the one that taught me that you don't have to outrun the bear, just the guy you're with:thumbup:
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Is it legal to bait tweekers with Camaro Parts?
     
  10. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    decent start.....I guess they've all got their hands in my pockets in one way or another....
     
  11. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    Ya, but our right to have arms to defend against any of that is under constant attack. If for some reason they passed a law saying he couldn't carry up there, ala Illinois and Wisconsin, he probably would be dead by the bear.
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree Phantom except no probably on the he would be dead. The fact that the bear was toothless only means he would have to tear you up more with those claws in order to get a meal. :D
     
  13. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    Who's that?
     
  14. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    :rofl1:


    whats the difference between a heroin addict and a crank addict?













    a heroin addict will just steal from you

    a crank addict will steal from you and help you look for it.
     
  15. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If we can own them for defense against two legged predators, we will have them for the 4 legged ones, too
     
  16. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    With their hands in your pockets it's the perfect time to put yours around those scrawny statist necks
     
  17. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Another reason is that you might run into my mother in the woods.
     
  18. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Three reasons to carry in Alaska:

    1. They have the same two-legged predators as everywhere else.
    2. Their four-legged predators are even more dangerous than everywhere else.
    3. The dumber-than-a-monkey-dump Brass-hole who calls himself "Commanding General, US Army Forces Alaska" has had a longstanding ban on USARAK personnel carrying weapons even while off-duty no matter what the circumstances. (If you read this, General Dipstick, kiss my hairy butt, 'cuz bureaucratic nincompoops like YOU are the DIRECT cause of Fort Hood! ..|.. ..|.. ) The life you save may be an American Soldier's...
     
  19. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You did that bear a favor, with no teeth it was probably starving and no wonder it went after you. A better and quicker death than starving and wasting away. Glad your ok.
     
  20. RobertJ.

    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    I understand that, trust me, I'm not arguing against carrying a gun in Alaska. I was just pointing out the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. I lived in a logging camp in southeast, near Sitka, when I was a kid. My first rifle was a 7.65 Argentine Mauser, I bought it from a neighbor for 30 bucks when I was 11. (Of course, my dad had to thoroughly check it out first.) Twice I thought I was going to have to shoot a bear with it. I wasn't smart enough to be scared about it, I just figured I'd kill it. I didn't have to shoot either time, and I'm still disappointed about it!