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To: PoorMuttly
...and there is NO pistol permit there...not necessary !

...so the little tykes can have their own .454 in case the reindeer bolts for the cheese.
42 posted on 12/30/2003 10:11:35 AM PST by PoorMuttly ("When surrounded...attack !" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: PoorMuttly
...and there is NO pistol permit there...not necessary !

Nope. That's Vermont, and now Alaska, which essentially copied the Vermont law with a couple of refinements. But there's something similar being drafted for NH. Interestingly, when several of the NH police agencies began to oppose the idea, it was pointed out to them that if things were so safe that the citizens had no need of personal protection, reductions of 25% or so of the personnel in those departments could commence...and now they seem to be more supportive.

...so the little tykes can have their own .454 in case the reindeer bolts for the cheese.

Well, I figure a .444 or .45-70 leveraction should do the job nicely, or a good 12-gauge. My kid's favoured Lee-Enfield would probably work okay for him, and if a handgun is really called for [handy under a parka where it'll stay warm] I expect my .41 magnum would do.

An escaped reindeer is no joke; those antlers are sharp and dangerous. Many of the Lapp herders I saw in Finland were carrying Valmet assault rifle copies of the AK47, either for protection against wolves and feral dogs, or reindeer on the loose, particularly in rutting season. Interestingly, the 7,62x54r is not considered sufficiently powerful there for use as a *sporting* cartridge for taking moose/alg; a .338 or better is required.

44 posted on 12/30/2003 10:27:41 AM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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