Should Truckers be allowed self defense?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scott180, Jun 26, 2020.

Should truckers have expanded CCW rights?

  1. Yes, due to nature of OTR work a trucker should be allowed protection.

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  2. No, there is no need for a trucker to be able to defend themselves.

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  1. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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  3. Swedish Chef

    Swedish Chef Heavy Load Member

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    If we stopped delivering loads to New Jersey, New York, Illinois and other states that have no respect for their citizens’ freedoms, maybe they’d be willing to loosen their draconian firearm laws so we can protect ourselves.
     
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  4. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Violence vs Violence, will get us no where. just hurt more
     
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  5. Goldenfan

    Goldenfan Medium Load Member

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    What do propose then? Shaking your finger at them?
     
  6. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    you want to give weapons to dim witted mega steering wheel holders??

    oh, hell no!!

    35 yrs OTR , never needed a gun.

    crowbar, hammer, even my Stanley thermos,yup. beat the crap out of them!
     
  7. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Do I want the guy who didn't close his doors properly and went driving down the road with the drivers side flapping in the breeze to have a firearm?

    How about the guy who ignored the directions on the BOL, ignored the same directions in the work assignment and loaded up his gps to the bill to address and ended up on a dead end, dirt road?

    Or the one who didn't realize she opened the side of a trailer backing in? She stopped when the yard jockey hit his horn, then started moving again.

    How about the guy who tried couoling to a trailer with a glad hand lock, a kinpin lock, and a big red tag saying "oos"?

    These are all from this week.
     
  8. C1hawkjr

    C1hawkjr Bobtail Member

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    I don't see a problem defending at all cost when someone is meaning to cause harm to you in a life threatening way. Two wrongs doesn't make it right, but I'm not going to stand by letting someone harm me in any way that threatens my life. When it comes to your firearm when eliminating a threat, there's plenty rules of engagement to follow. I pray to never have to be put in a position such as that
     
  9. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    So is your position that society should limit all people to what you feel the lowest common denominator amongst us is able capable or worthy of? That type of believe is akin to unnecessarily punishing the majority for the actions or abilities of a minority.
     
  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    Carrying laws will not be expanded nation wide for any single segment, due to firearm laws being the jurisdiction of the states. And we all know how widely those laws vary today. Any interstate reciprocal agreements are governed by pacts between states. Trying to get something nation wide would be next to impossible.
     
  11. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    Top of that the Supreme Court refuses to listen to any second amendment cases. Only one we got to squeeze in got considered moot cause NYC decided to retract the law (tells you they know they’re breaking the second amendment huh)
     
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