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  1. You say you respect my views, KD???

     

    quote:
    I wish we all could go back to your world

     

    What world is that? Earth? Last time I checked, we are all up in it! icon_biggrin.gif

     

    quote:
    blissfully relying on someone else to do your dirty work for you.

     

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    It is a matter of responsibility really. Some people take responsibility for themselves, including their own safety. Some people prefer to let others do that work for them.

     

    In all of these quotes, does it sound like you are respecting my views? You act like I need to seek a person like you in order to enlighten me in feeling safe with a gun. I have held a gun, and I'm not afraid of someone who owns one. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT A GUN BELONGS IN A CHILD'S HOME. PERIOD. I have lost friends to guns. I have friends whose kids watched their father get blown away in his own home, and why? Because he owned a gun and was reaching for it when he was shot in the chest. DOA! I often wonder...what if he didn't reach for that gun? The robbery was planned by mutual acquaintances and I can assure you, the plan was not murder. The perpetrator wanted their money. He should have just given it to him instead of taking the law into his own hands. Simple as that. icon_frown.gif

     

    I take mine and my family's safety very serious. I don't need a gun to do it. icon_razz.gif

     

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    This thread has gone WAAAAYY beyond the scope of Geo-Caching and I won't add any more to it here

     

    Practice what you preach. icon_biggrin.gif

     

    Would I carry a Gun while going caching? No. Would I want to go caching with someone who carried one? No. Take no offense, KD, that we are way different. That's what makes the world go 'round! icon_wink.gif

     

    As far as you and I getting along, well....that could be another topic, now couldn't it? LOL I'm sure you're one heck of a guy.

     

    Peace!!!!!

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  2. You say you respect my views, KD???

     

    quote:
    I wish we all could go back to your world

     

    What world is that? Earth? Last time I checked, we are all up in it! icon_biggrin.gif

     

    quote:
    blissfully relying on someone else to do your dirty work for you.

     

    quote:
    It is a matter of responsibility really. Some people take responsibility for themselves, including their own safety. Some people prefer to let others do that work for them.

     

    In all of these quotes, does it sound like you are respecting my views? You act like I need to seek a person like you in order to enlighten me in feeling safe with a gun. I have held a gun, and I'm not afraid of someone who owns one. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT A GUN BELONGS IN A CHILD'S HOME. PERIOD. I have lost friends to guns. I have friends whose kids watched their father get blown away in his own home, and why? Because he owned a gun and was reaching for it when he was shot in the chest. DOA! I often wonder...what if he didn't reach for that gun? The robbery was planned by mutual acquaintances and I can assure you, the plan was not murder. The perpetrator wanted their money. He should have just given it to him instead of taking the law into his own hands. Simple as that. icon_frown.gif

     

    I take mine and my family's safety very serious. I don't need a gun to do it. icon_razz.gif

     

    quote:
    This thread has gone WAAAAYY beyond the scope of Geo-Caching and I won't add any more to it here

     

    Practice what you preach. icon_biggrin.gif

     

    Would I carry a Gun while going caching? No. Would I want to go caching with someone who carried one? No. Take no offense, KD, that we are way different. That's what makes the world go 'round! icon_wink.gif

     

    As far as you and I getting along, well....that could be another topic, now couldn't it? LOL I'm sure you're one heck of a guy.

     

    Peace!!!!!

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  3. quote:
    It could come from the local donut shop in 15 minutes, or in your hands right now. You do the math.


     

    If you think that police officers really do frequent donut shops instead of doing their job, you'd better think again. Sounds to me like you don't have any respect or confidence in your local police department. You must be some tally ho that thinks everyone is after him...including those who geocache. As this thread started, it was asked if anyone chose to carry a weapon while caching. So far, all I've seen from you is you on your high horse. GUNS ARE NOT THE ANSWER! ESPECIALLY GEOCACHING! This is a family sport/hobby; what are we teaching our kids? That you have to carry a weapon where ever you go? Gimme a break! icon_rolleyes.gif

     

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    if you wanna shoot someone join the army, otherwise use some common sense folks. btw props to the guy whos whole fam is qualified, including the daughter who is "too young by law" from all i've read he's one of the FEW i would actually trust with a fire arm, most of the rest i would knock the heck out and take your weapons...

     

    I don't claim to know every single statistic or every single fact, but I can almost guarantee you that if someone or something really wanted to get you, they would kick your @$$ before you grabbed for your gun! icon_eek.gif

     

    Responsible gun owner= common sense+knowledge; one of which you don't have. Get the picture?

     

    You do seem to know your guns, though. How impressive! icon_rolleyes.gif

     

     

    Candie

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    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  4. quote:
    It could come from the local donut shop in 15 minutes, or in your hands right now. You do the math.


     

    If you think that police officers really do frequent donut shops instead of doing their job, you'd better think again. Sounds to me like you don't have any respect or confidence in your local police department. You must be some tally ho that thinks everyone is after him...including those who geocache. As this thread started, it was asked if anyone chose to carry a weapon while caching. So far, all I've seen from you is you on your high horse. GUNS ARE NOT THE ANSWER! ESPECIALLY GEOCACHING! This is a family sport/hobby; what are we teaching our kids? That you have to carry a weapon where ever you go? Gimme a break! icon_rolleyes.gif

     

    quote:
    if you wanna shoot someone join the army, otherwise use some common sense folks. btw props to the guy whos whole fam is qualified, including the daughter who is "too young by law" from all i've read he's one of the FEW i would actually trust with a fire arm, most of the rest i would knock the heck out and take your weapons...

     

    I don't claim to know every single statistic or every single fact, but I can almost guarantee you that if someone or something really wanted to get you, they would kick your @$$ before you grabbed for your gun! icon_eek.gif

     

    Responsible gun owner= common sense+knowledge; one of which you don't have. Get the picture?

     

    You do seem to know your guns, though. How impressive! icon_rolleyes.gif

     

     

    Candie

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    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  5. Don't be ridiculous! Of course I know there are dangerous people out there! I don't go caching wondering whether or not I am going to be attacked. That's like not going to the corner store at midnight because you are afraid you will be attacked. You might as well stay in the house at all times if you are that freaked out. icon_eek.gif

     

    I was referring to the guy who mentioned the wild pigs in Florida. I used to live there and I know they are all over the state. A bat would do the trick. If you fire your gun, be prepared to answer to the authorities that want to know who, what, when, where and why you did such a thing. I never said it wasn't ok to defend yourself either. If it's justified, fine. I just try and make sure I am not put in that situation. icon_confused.gif

     

    Gun control = Gun control website.

     

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    There are some interesting statistical and historical references I could use as a counterpoint to some of the people who are more than a little overwrought about their guns. BUT, this is a GEOCACHING message board. If you want to discuss gun control and responsible gun ownership go find an appropriate website, PLEASE.

     

    To each his own,

     

    Candie from

    you know where

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    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  6. Don't be ridiculous! Of course I know there are dangerous people out there! I don't go caching wondering whether or not I am going to be attacked. That's like not going to the corner store at midnight because you are afraid you will be attacked. You might as well stay in the house at all times if you are that freaked out. icon_eek.gif

     

    I was referring to the guy who mentioned the wild pigs in Florida. I used to live there and I know they are all over the state. A bat would do the trick. If you fire your gun, be prepared to answer to the authorities that want to know who, what, when, where and why you did such a thing. I never said it wasn't ok to defend yourself either. If it's justified, fine. I just try and make sure I am not put in that situation. icon_confused.gif

     

    Gun control = Gun control website.

     

    quote:
    There are some interesting statistical and historical references I could use as a counterpoint to some of the people who are more than a little overwrought about their guns. BUT, this is a GEOCACHING message board. If you want to discuss gun control and responsible gun ownership go find an appropriate website, PLEASE.

     

    To each his own,

     

    Candie from

    you know where

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    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  7. Eric, I get what you are saying, and you are right. A just in case situation.

     

    I forgot to mention that if I were to go caching in an area where there were dangerous animals, I would carry a weapon, but not a gun. Maybe a bat or something of that nature like that baton. Chances are, there won't be a dangerous animal seeing as most of the caches we go to are in parks and nature trails. So for those of you who carry a weapon due to preventing animal attacks, I can understand. I guess everyone will handle any situation as they see fit.

     

    Just a note...

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

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    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  8. Eric, I get what you are saying, and you are right. A just in case situation.

     

    I forgot to mention that if I were to go caching in an area where there were dangerous animals, I would carry a weapon, but not a gun. Maybe a bat or something of that nature like that baton. Chances are, there won't be a dangerous animal seeing as most of the caches we go to are in parks and nature trails. So for those of you who carry a weapon due to preventing animal attacks, I can understand. I guess everyone will handle any situation as they see fit.

     

    Just a note...

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  9. Man, you got alot of nerve!

     

    quote:
    Everyone should firmly believe in something. And I hope you forever go through life as you are now. You are one of the lucky ones, blissfully relying on someone else to do your dirty work for you. May your 911 calls be answered quickly, and may there always be policemen nearby when you need them.

     

    What dirty work are you referring too? Their job and not ours????? icon_mad.gif

     

    You are not thinking before typing are you? All you are worried about is your statistics! Do you really think you can do better than your local police department? Isn't that what they are for? Don't you think there should be law and order in this country? How about awareness strategies? Being alert with your surroundings. Just plain common sense would help, too. icon_eek.gif

     

    To the guy in England. This is a wonderful country and not all of us think that we have to go through life "on guard" with a weapon!

     

    You can believe in what you want, KD, but don't criticize the people that do rely on authorities in time of need.

     

    They saved my son's life...twice!

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  10. Man, you got alot of nerve!

     

    quote:
    Everyone should firmly believe in something. And I hope you forever go through life as you are now. You are one of the lucky ones, blissfully relying on someone else to do your dirty work for you. May your 911 calls be answered quickly, and may there always be policemen nearby when you need them.

     

    What dirty work are you referring too? Their job and not ours????? icon_mad.gif

     

    You are not thinking before typing are you? All you are worried about is your statistics! Do you really think you can do better than your local police department? Isn't that what they are for? Don't you think there should be law and order in this country? How about awareness strategies? Being alert with your surroundings. Just plain common sense would help, too. icon_eek.gif

     

    To the guy in England. This is a wonderful country and not all of us think that we have to go through life "on guard" with a weapon!

     

    You can believe in what you want, KD, but don't criticize the people that do rely on authorities in time of need.

     

    They saved my son's life...twice!

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  11. Look people.

     

    If you want to carry a gun while geocaching, more power to you. Just remind me which one you're visiting so I can avoid a potential accident. Duh. What if I jumped out of the woods and said "Boo"! Are you gonna shoot me?????

     

    Our family has never owned a weapon... EVER! It is asking for trouble. And you let your kids handle them? Wow. How many experienced gun owners that taught their children how to use them lost their lives? My best friend in Colorado had a friend who's son accidentally blew his head off! The kid was 15 and was just cleaning his gun! Guns+Kids=Trouble. Curiosity killed the cat, don't ya know. icon_eek.gif

     

    As far as Samantha Runnion, (yes, she has a name) how would a gun have helped her? Read up on the news, bud, nothing would have helped that little girl except maybe her mother watching her play in the front yard. A five year old child is too young to be playing in a FRONT yard with NO SUPERVISION!!!

     

    This is not what this country needs is a bunch of gun happy people! Isn't there enough violence these days? Now you people are trying to make geocaching a scarry thing to do. Quit it, will ya?

     

    If it's your time to go, then it's your time to go.

     

    quote:
    Many gunowners must have sniffed so much burning gunpowder that most of their brain cells have mushified.

     

    Bullseye, Seneca!

     

    quote:
    Hmmmmm... never seems to happen to us. Perhaps we are more alert and not easily surprised. Or perhaps we are confident that we can defeat any credible threat, so we do not spook as easily.

     

    We are not naive to think that we might be another statistic. We are confident in knowing that guns ask for trouble. No one said we were going to defeat a potential perpetrator either. We go on the trails together and with the 6 of us, we make plenty of noise to scare someone off. icon_wink.gif

     

    You can get hit by a bus tomorrow and chances are the gun will not help you then, either.

     

    Firm in our beliefs,

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  12. Look people.

     

    If you want to carry a gun while geocaching, more power to you. Just remind me which one you're visiting so I can avoid a potential accident. Duh. What if I jumped out of the woods and said "Boo"! Are you gonna shoot me?????

     

    Our family has never owned a weapon... EVER! It is asking for trouble. And you let your kids handle them? Wow. How many experienced gun owners that taught their children how to use them lost their lives? My best friend in Colorado had a friend who's son accidentally blew his head off! The kid was 15 and was just cleaning his gun! Guns+Kids=Trouble. Curiosity killed the cat, don't ya know. icon_eek.gif

     

    As far as Samantha Runnion, (yes, she has a name) how would a gun have helped her? Read up on the news, bud, nothing would have helped that little girl except maybe her mother watching her play in the front yard. A five year old child is too young to be playing in a FRONT yard with NO SUPERVISION!!!

     

    This is not what this country needs is a bunch of gun happy people! Isn't there enough violence these days? Now you people are trying to make geocaching a scarry thing to do. Quit it, will ya?

     

    If it's your time to go, then it's your time to go.

     

    quote:
    Many gunowners must have sniffed so much burning gunpowder that most of their brain cells have mushified.

     

    Bullseye, Seneca!

     

    quote:
    Hmmmmm... never seems to happen to us. Perhaps we are more alert and not easily surprised. Or perhaps we are confident that we can defeat any credible threat, so we do not spook as easily.

     

    We are not naive to think that we might be another statistic. We are confident in knowing that guns ask for trouble. No one said we were going to defeat a potential perpetrator either. We go on the trails together and with the 6 of us, we make plenty of noise to scare someone off. icon_wink.gif

     

    You can get hit by a bus tomorrow and chances are the gun will not help you then, either.

     

    Firm in our beliefs,

     

    Candie from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  13. Bug Spray! Especially this time of year! I can't

    imagine taking a loaded weapon to find a cache. We don't even own one!! icon_eek.gif

     

    There has been times where we have been spooked by others on the trail, but they are usually

    fellow cachers or just hiking on the trails.

     

    I just hope my dog Chi would protect us if ever needed! icon_wink.gif

     

    Duane from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  14. Bug Spray! Especially this time of year! I can't

    imagine taking a loaded weapon to find a cache. We don't even own one!! icon_eek.gif

     

    There has been times where we have been spooked by others on the trail, but they are usually

    fellow cachers or just hiking on the trails.

     

    I just hope my dog Chi would protect us if ever needed! icon_wink.gif

     

    Duane from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  15. My son Casey is 10 years old. He's only been caching for about 4 or 5 months. Since then, he has learned how to use the GPS and find caches

    on his own. Not only that, he his familiar

    with most towns withen a 50 mile radius from home.

    He has seen alot of parks and historic places.

    Every single day he asked me if there was a new

    cache hidden, and what town it was placed.

     

    Needless to say, Casey is a geocaching nut like the rest of us! icon_eek.gif

     

    Duane from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    caseyonhisown.jpg

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  16. My son Casey is 10 years old. He's only been caching for about 4 or 5 months. Since then, he has learned how to use the GPS and find caches

    on his own. Not only that, he his familiar

    with most towns withen a 50 mile radius from home.

    He has seen alot of parks and historic places.

    Every single day he asked me if there was a new

    cache hidden, and what town it was placed.

     

    Needless to say, Casey is a geocaching nut like the rest of us! icon_eek.gif

     

    Duane from

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    caseyonhisown.jpg

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  17. The Hughes family has only been caching for about four months now. Before that, my kids were in my face everyday talking about how bored they are or that they've beat their play station II game three times already. (Can You Buy Me A Knew Game?) icon_rolleyes.gif Or how about this one........Can you drop us off at the movies, and don't forget we need some mo' money for popcorn and the video games! icon_redface.gif

     

    Now a days ........... I just grab the GPS and ask who is going. Nine times out of ten,

    one of the four kids will go caching. The kid(s) that don't go always seem to regret it because

    I always have a story to tell ....

    icon_wink.gif

     

    The Hughes Family

    (upinyachit)

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  18. The Hughes family has only been caching for about four months now. Before that, my kids were in my face everyday talking about how bored they are or that they've beat their play station II game three times already. (Can You Buy Me A Knew Game?) icon_rolleyes.gif Or how about this one........Can you drop us off at the movies, and don't forget we need some mo' money for popcorn and the video games! icon_redface.gif

     

    Now a days ........... I just grab the GPS and ask who is going. Nine times out of ten,

    one of the four kids will go caching. The kid(s) that don't go always seem to regret it because

    I always have a story to tell ....

    icon_wink.gif

     

    The Hughes Family

    (upinyachit)

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

  19. Had to step out for a bit, but wow, what conversations while I was out! I don't get into gender conversations here! That's a no win situation! LOL icon_cool.gif

     

    Well, I tried one more time: I converted the picture to jpg (like wander said to do) doh! as jeli would put it! icon_razz.gif

     

    Hopefully that was it, it's no biggy, just a pic. icon_rolleyes.gif

     

    Mudfrog, the feet don't constantly move all the time, they stop after a while; which should please the members that find them annoying. icon_wink.gif

     

    Bret, do an icon or image search on the net; you would be amazed at what you find, right guys?

     

    Pepper, thank you for the mighty fine "pep" pepper talk! LOL ( I just thought of that!) LOL Cool! icon_cool.gif

     

    So are we ready??????

    Let's see!

    Is that avatar

    gonna keep botherin' me!

     

    Candie

    Upinyachit

    icon_smile.gif

     

    Our feet go where the caches are! feet.gif

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