I think it all comes down to responsiblity, ( just like eveything else) Im of the camp that yes, My rifle comes, (45/70 guide gun) but never comes out. I have thought about getting it out twice in 20 plus years. One time for a bear that just wouldn't quit, and once for a group of smugglers, past by on a night float thru big bend.
I was supposed to go on another trip in big bend, and get this shit, some chick had a revolver, loaded, one under the hammer, and kept in a dry bag. someone was unloading boats, tossed the bag, and BOOM. the damn thing went off. its amazing that no one was killed. and again, it all come down to responisbility
sorry, my speller, has the day off
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