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.

    90.6%
  2. No, there is no need for a trucker to be able to defend themselves.

    9.4%
  1. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    I attended self defense classes and can say street fighting is much different.

    First off is the obvious lack of rules.

    Secondly the person you are fighting wants to harm you. Not just a black eye or a hurt jaw, they want you in the hospital or dead.

    Thirdly and most importantly in my opinion is that they are nuts. What kind of person actually WANTS to harm anyone? You are not dealing with a reasonable, sane person.

    A self defense weapon does two things.
    One. Hopefully make it not worth it to try to harm you.
    Two. If they are intent on trying anyway a self defense weapon gives you a chance to survive.

    Times have changed. The animals rule the streets and the rule of law is a shadow of its former self. Protect yourself, no one else will.
     
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  3. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Nice idiotic question you have there...
     
  4. 88228822

    88228822 Heavy Load Member

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    I will defend my life by any means necessary and if you don't like it, that's not my problem
     
  5. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    If you allow truck drivers to carry weapons to defend themselves, you will be depriving some poor criminal of his/her livelihood. Criminals are a "protected" class and have more rights than victims.
     
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