Sooo..thanks for all the posts...it's been real interesting..I've been a handgun admirer since I was quite young..I say admirer because here in Canada, firearms are so restricted that handguns are too much hassle to even own...1st if you want one you have to pass a restricted course..then you can own but that's all..next, if you want to transport..you have to permit each time and then only to a qualified gun range directly there and directly back home again..stops along the way could be a big hassle.
I chuckle to think if anyone were to carry a handgun on their person and not locked up in a certified handgun lock box...while transporting and were spotted, stopped and/or checked what the consequences would be....
On the other hand....long guns are quite common. I had a trap line a number of years ago and my territory was in an area known for grizzlies. As a trapper and a POL permit I was legal to carry a 12 gauge pump with the shortest barrel legal. I was trapping for black bear as well as other fur bearing critters...but not Grizzlies (that's illegal) A combo of SSG and Slug rounds kept me reassured as I tended my trap line...I was greatful that I never had to use it.
It may be a touchy subject and I don't want to start anything...but has anyone here every actually needed to draw their weapon? That is excepting LEO
's. Just curious.