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Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Aug 05 2002 10:44 am
by pixelfrog
Hi All,

I was on a beautiful hike this past saturday morning on the Bluffs Springs Trail in the Sups. The Temperature cooperated, the sun was behind clouds, there was a nice breeze and of course anyone who's been out there knows the scenery is increadible.

The only weird thing about the hike was on the way back to the trailhead at the end of my hike probably within a half mile of the peralta trailhead, I ran into these two guys that were all suited up for war games or something. Camo, Knives strapped to gear suspenders, a pistol at the older man's side who had so much facial hair, you could barely see his face.

As I passed them with my hiking poles out the older guy said to me all suprised, "Ski Poles?!!!" I quickly explained they helped the old knees on the way down after I noticed he had a gun at his side. I pretty much smiled and nodded then continued on my way.

Now I'm all for everyone's right to bear arms and all, but seeing this kind of freaked me out. I know it's legal to carry handguns in Arizona and that's fine, but I was thinking there isn't a very large reason to carry a gun out there, especially if you are with another full grown adult male.

I have no idea what their reason would be for bringing those types of weopons out there, and the whole incident was a bit disturbing. I was glad that I encountered these yahoo's close to the trailhead. Anyone else run into any of these gun toting militia type weirdo's?

Paul

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 11:06 am
by Wild Bill
I'm game anytime, :y: Unless I'm Fishing lol

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 11:17 am
by Tough_Boots
Wild Bill wrote:we should organize a hike where we all carry openly and walk right through there,
:sl: That sounds like the beginning of a situation destined to go horribly wrong.

They're probably gone by now. Either law enforcement has gone down there or they wised up and realized that a good number of hikers travel through there and its not a safe place to do whatever they're doing.

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 11:33 am
by Wild Bill
there is always different solutions to a problem, I chose to be the aggressor, instead of the victim, alway have always will, to each there own.
Swift, Silent & Deadly. Semper Fi

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 11:45 am
by PaleoRob
I'd be in if I can make it down there...

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 12:00 pm
by skatchkins
This thread became awesome

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 12:07 pm
by Wild Bill
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."

Abraham Lincoln

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 12:51 pm
by BobP
Wild Bill wrote:I chose to be the aggressor, instead of the victim
Me too...I'd much rather be the windshield..then the bug. I was taught in martial arts to be defensive...one of my favorite defensive moves is to be offensive :y: .

As far as guns go....I don't carry because my shotguns and black powder rifle are just to heavy to hike with.

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 1:40 pm
by Sredfield
azbackpackr wrote:For those of you who want a little adventure and free weed, from what I understand once the DEA goes in and takes out a big patch, if you go to that place a day or two later, they never do get all of it... I personally know someone who has done that several times, both in AZ and UT. There is always a lot of cheap Walmart camping gear left behind as well, and food, trash, etc. The government does not necessarily go back in and clean that stuff up.
:sl: :sl: Who would have thought. This is another one of those "why I hang out here" posts. No one can make this stuff up--thanks for the laugh!

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 1:49 pm
by Alston_Neal
Screw the gallery!
I'm now into the gun rental biz.

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 2:59 pm
by Wild Bill
I might be one of the scary Militia type that this thread was originally started about. :sl:

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 4:05 pm
by azbackpackr
Sredfield wrote:
azbackpackr wrote:For those of you who want a little adventure and free weed, from what I understand once the DEA goes in and takes out a big patch, if you go to that place a day or two later, they never do get all of it... I personally know someone who has done that several times, both in AZ and UT. There is always a lot of cheap Walmart camping gear left behind as well, and food, trash, etc. The government does not necessarily go back in and clean that stuff up.
:sl: :sl: Who would have thought. This is another one of those "why I hang out here" posts. No one can make this stuff up--thanks for the laugh!

Definitely didn't make this one up! I can go on to say that after my friend observed the helicopters hovering over a certain mountain in Utah, and carefully eyeballing the area (which he knew fairly well) he went up there that night. His girlfriend told me he left without a word at 3 a.m. She had no idea what he was up to. She went to work, and returned to find their place completely full of drying pot. They were very happy (and had a little extra cash, just from friends) for about 3 months! And that was the second time he had pulled off that particular stunt. I am telling you, when they find it, they don't take all of it.

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 4:17 pm
by Tough_Boots
Can we change the name of this thread to "Scary HAZ militia types"? :o

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 4:23 pm
by Thoreau
:whistle:

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 4:24 pm
by PLC92084
Alston Neal wrote:Screw the gallery!
I'm now into the gun rental biz.
And I thought you were just kidding about "...being the low life Capitalistic Pig...". :sl:

I should've taken those business courses more seriously...

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 4:38 pm
by azbackpackr
Just don't forget when you go out there, to bring something back with you! :D

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 7:10 pm
by PaleoRob
azbackpackr wrote:Just don't forget when you go out there, to bring something back with you! :D
I usually don't find guns out there.
;)

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 08 2011 7:51 pm
by pixelfrog
Thanks for the vehicle description skatchkins.

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 09 2011 10:42 am
by Alston_Neal
PLC92084 wrote:
Alston Neal wrote:Screw the gallery!
I'm now into the gun rental biz.
And I thought you were just kidding about "...being the low life Capitalistic Pig...". :sl:

I should've taken those business courses more seriously...
The math is simple..
We have 32,391 members.
Lets say 15% are unarmed.
Now they're paranoid, because they hike at least once a week...unarmed.
So 4,858 members need to rent a gun from me for the low cost of $20 a day.
At 52 weekends a year times 4,858 members @ $20 a day comes out to.....


..carry the one...


factor in 3 or 4 may be shot at and stop hiking....



$5,052,320 a year +or- $137.50

Any biz partners out there.... :y:

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 09 2011 11:40 am
by PLC92084
@Alston Neal

I'm in! Maybe I can finally use my degrees for something besides decoration...

Re: Scary NRA Militia types?!!

Posted: Apr 09 2011 11:50 am
by Alston_Neal
I'll give you the ammo concession.