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Re: Re[2]: RC: riding in the dark

OK's a novel idea and sure to spark controversial response. A
couple of years ago, a friend of mine was accosted while on a trail/dirt
road and actually chased by her would be attacker in his car til she could
get to a safe place to get into country where he could not follow. The next
day, I signed up for a gun safety course and got a permit to carry a
concealed weapon. I make sure that when I take it (when I ride alone in the
back country or where I feel vulnerable) I keep it in a fanny pack on my
body. If I should become separated from my horse, it will be with me where
it can (hopefully) offer me some protection. I know more than a few men who
also carry their guns but never advertise the fact. When you talk of
protection, if you are serious, get a serious deterrent. As one who was a
strong anti-gun lobbyist, I have come full circle and am prepared to use my
gun if the need (God forbid) should ever arise. Doesn't this make sense?
It's too bad that we have to feel so vulnerable but I think that it's
important to be a realist and be prepared to protect yourself. Any thoughts?
----- Original Message -----
From: DreamWeaver <>
To: <>; <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 5:15 PM
Subject: RC: Re[2]: RC: riding in the dark

> Yeah, but good luck spraying it at an attacker if you are on your horse
> without also spraying yourself and the horse!  (especially if there is any
> sort of a breeze).  We practiced with some once, it was pretty nasty
> :(.  (just be careful!)
> k
> At 07:18 PM 10/11/1999 -0400, wrote:
> >In a message dated 10/11/99 3:33:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >
> ><<  Do you
> >       attach it to your saddle, or yourself somehow?  Have you done
> >       to see how fast you can get it out of where ever in case you
needed it
> >       in a hurry? >>
> >
> >Hi Kenzie -- I carry the pepper spray on a long, easily broken string
> >my neck (just when I ride or run alone in remote areas).  If it got hung
> >on anything the string would easily break, but it is right there if I
> >it.  There is a safety tab on the spray so that it has to be released in
> >order to be in "spray" mode. It sprays a very strong stream for about 20
> >feet.  I haven't done any target practice (not a bad idea though), but I
> >make sure I knew which way to point the thing before I started carrying
> >(wouldn't THAT be a disaster?).  I'm with you though, I hate that we even
> >have to think about this kind of stuff.  But, we do  :(
> >
> >Sylvia
> >
> >
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