Originally Posted by Some nimrod
Dawson Wheeler, owner of Rock/Creek Outfitters in Chattanooga, has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and said he understands hikers’ fears, because there were many moments during his trip when he wished he had a gun.
But carrying a loaded gun on a trail is not practical, he said.
Handguns weighing five to 10 pounds are comparatively heavy, and if they are buried in a backpack out of sight it could take a hiker too long to reach one in an emergency, he said.
How many of you own a 10 pound handgun? Even 5 pounds? Please raise your hands. 10 Freaking pounds. And this is a quote from a putative "expert" - an outfitter.
The anti's will spew anything, and get it printed.