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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Don't confuse "worry" with "prudence". Some of us know that the less others see and know,the better,especially,those of us who have been in law enforcement at some point. Would you hang a sign on your truck that advertises you have expensive jewelry stored in your home? It's never wise to "poke the bear".
    Agreed….I got the CCFR rear window sticker last week and wouldn’t be posting it on my window, although I’d love to show my support
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73hunter View Post
    Agreed….I got the CCFR rear window sticker last week and wouldn’t be posting it on my window, although I’d love to show my support


    I still recall a restaurant up in a northerly area that had an ATM and a sign out front advertising the fact. When querying the owner about the advertisement out front. and the ATM he responded: It's nothing to worry about, we just call it bait. I would think displaying your CCFR might just deliver a similar notion, and convince any thieves to maybe give your property and vehicles a wide birth. Then again I argue it is firearm owners that help keep non-firearm owners safe, because if home invaders aren't sure who might have a firearm, they might be taking a risk of having to deal with a firearm situation, when they attempt to bust in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    I still recall a restaurant up in a northerly area that had an ATM and a sign out front advertising the fact. When querying the owner about the advertisement out front. and the ATM he responded: It's nothing to worry about, we just call it bait. I would think displaying your CCFR might just deliver a similar notion, and convince any thieves to maybe give your property and vehicles a wide birth. Then again I argue it is firearm owners that help keep non-firearm owners safe, because if home invaders aren't sure who might have a firearm, they might be taking a risk of having to deal with a firearm situation, when they attempt to bust in.

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    Other than those who are specifically looking for firearms. In that case those truck stickers advertise which houses are worth considering.

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    Not only is not a smart idea to leave a firearm in a vehicle overnight, it is also ILLEGAL!
    Over the past few years several hunters in northern hunt camps were charged for doing that while in camp.
    The official interpretation is: a vehicle is a means of transportation, NOT a storage device for overnight storage!


    Quote Originally Posted by FishHog View Post
    I don't believe that is true. May have been charges laid, but I bet if fought in court they would have been dropped.
    Many people tent camp, what is safer, locked in your car or left behind the zipper in your tent. Not everyone stays in motels.
    I'd fight that charge all day long with 100% confidence I'd win.
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    Either there is more to the story -or.........

    This is straight from the RCMP.
    https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firear...aying-firearms
    Leaving any class of firearm in an unattended vehicle

    Lock non-restricted firearms and locked containers carrying restricted or prohibited firearms in the trunk or in a similar lockable compartment.
    If the vehicle does not have a trunk or lockable compartment, put firearms and firearm containers out of sight inside the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
    If you are in a remote wilderness area and cannot lock your non-restricted firearms inside your vehicle, unload them and put them out of sight. Attach a secure locking device to the firearms unless they are needed for predator control.


    While i am not sure in the legality of leaving unattended gun in a zipped up tent though. Also i do not think it is really advisable .
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbk View Post
    Not only is not a smart idea to leave a firearm in a vehicle overnight, it is also ILLEGAL!
    Over the past few years several hunters in northern hunt camps were charged for doing that while in camp.
    The official interpretation is: a vehicle is a means of transportation, NOT a storage device for overnight storage!




    X2 FishHog
    Either there is more to the story -or.........

    This is straight from the RCMP.
    https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firear...aying-firearms
    Leaving any class of firearm in an unattended vehicle

    Lock non-restricted firearms and locked containers carrying restricted or prohibited firearms in the trunk or in a similar lockable compartment.
    If the vehicle does not have a trunk or lockable compartment, put firearms and firearm containers out of sight inside the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
    If you are in a remote wilderness area and cannot lock your non-restricted firearms inside your vehicle, unload them and put them out of sight. Attach a secure locking device to the firearms unless they are needed for predator control.


    While i am not sure in the legality of leaving unattended gun in a zipped up tent though. Also i do not think it is really advisable .
    Unrestricted with a trigger lock, out of sight, in a locked vehicle is fine. I bet those charges were for guns left in the truck cab, no locks and truck insecure…..
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    To be honest, I have an OFAH sticker on my truck, it's the only one. It doesn't worry me one bit since if I'm hunting, I'm carrying my firearm and my gear is on my person. There's very few scenarios where I would leave a firearm unattended in my vehicle and it sure wouldn't be for long. Vehicles get broken into nightly in my neck of the woods and even during the day parked at plazas.

    Everybody and their brother had a browning sticker and most of them never hunted in their life.

    I think being low key in general is the best defense against thieves.

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    I miss the good old days of having a gun rack in the back window of my half ton.
    Used it during hunting season. 30-30 hanging there.
    No concern from anyone.
    Deer in the bed of the truck.
    Pulled into the parking lot of the local tavern and had a couple of brewskies with the locals.
    The tales were tall and bragging rights even bigger.

    What the heck happened to society?

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    My house I have no concern as It's almost impossible to tell if someone is here or might show up any minute. My friends are my alarm system.
    My neighbour is over here quite often and watches the house when I am at work. His kid's come over to watch the chickens a best friend of mine stops by at times to borrow, return or loan tools and my hunting partner stores tools here and comes by quite often. cars and truck are moved around at times and left wherever I turned them off last and might sit there for a day a week or whatever. friends might call me to borrow my truck and leave their car it's just not possible to know if someone is here. Plus the cameras help as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    My house I have no concern as It's almost impossible to tell if someone is here or might show up any minute. My friends are my alarm system.
    My neighbour is over here quite often and watches the house when I am at work. His kid's come over to watch the chickens a best friend of mine stops by at times to borrow, return or loan tools and my hunting partner stores tools here and comes by quite often. cars and truck are moved around at times and left wherever I turned them off last and might sit there for a day a week or whatever. friends might call me to borrow my truck and leave their car it's just not possible to know if someone is here. Plus the cameras help as well.
    Put anything valuable near the woodpile. That'll keep the buggers at bay!
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    What I gather from reading posts like this that there is a lot more stealing going on up there than down here in the states - I guess that is because when caught the crooks are given a slap on the wrist and let go and down here anyone entering a home to steal something can get shot - makes them think twice -

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