This is a discussion on My wife is beginning to appreciate CCW within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cloudpeak In San Francisco, everyone joins hands around the tiger and sings "Kum by ya". Cloudpeak The news stories claim the zoo ...
If you live near a big dam, do you tow a boat behind your car 24/7? How about "the jaws of life" in case you are in a car wreck?
Obviously some people carry the Boy Scout Motto, "Be prepared" further than others.
They probably used AR15's or 12 gauge shotgun slugs to put down the Tiger, and lots of ammo. I sure wouldn't want to face one with a .40 or a .45 acp. 338 Winchester Mags aren't always a sure stop on them.
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I'm not as worried of the animals wandering inside the zoo as I am about certain two-legged animals prowling outside the zoo.
Quick story, as a case in point. Our family was visiting San Francisco in 1974 and we wanted to take the kids to the zoo. The problem was, the city was in a near panic because of the almost daily "Zebra killings" that were then occuring in broad daylight on the SF streets. The police were warning everyone to stay off the streets. But, being young and foolish, and wanting to make the most of our visit, we decided to take the kids to the zoo anyhow. The streets were practically deserted. It was geninely eerie. On the way and just before the turn into the road to the zoo we stopped at a red light. Two young black men on a motorbike pulled up right next to us and looked in our open window. The first thing I noticed (besides the hair standing straight up on my neck) was their menacing demeanor (they were dressed completly in black and had sunglasses on as well). Prominant were shoulder patches of "death heads" on their leather jackets. Just then, the light turned green and I sped off, quickly. After our visit to the zoo (it was practically empty) we went home. The next day the police broke the case and arrested numerous gang members. These guys were likely part of the gang as the patch was their gang insignia. Maybe they were trolling for additional victims? If so, I think we barely escaped before they could decide if to shoot or not. They were randomly murdering whites to earn gang "points".
Anyway, those are the types of animals who sometimes hang around outside the zoo and I now worry about. But in those days, nobody thought much of concealed carry - certainly not me. Everything seemed a lot safer then.
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