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Halifax, NS

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reply to milnoc

Re: [Serious] Scarborough block party turns violent

Repeating something like criminals will register there guns or hand guns can not stop a bear doesn't make it true...

Note some of the following bears killed by an hand gun were grizzlies... If it'll stop a grizzly it'll stop your Ontario black bears...

Grizzly Bear Shot and Killed By Hikers In Denali National Park and Preserve

A grizzly bear that emerged from a thicket and charged two backpackers in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve was shot and killed by one of the two who was carrying a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to park officials.


Petersens Hunting - Handgun hunting bears...

Bear killed with .40 caliber handgun - Alaska
Today's Midland Reporter Telegram contains an AP article describing a bear mauling incident occurring in Alaska.


Man kills charging bear with .454 Casull
Greg Brush, an Alaskan fishing guide, was ambushed with no warning by a charging bear. All he had time to do was pull out his .454 Casull and fire as fast as possible, while falling backwards after tripping on a branch. The Anchorage Daily News reports:



Two of those three incidents required multiple shots to subdue the bear, with the three shots in the third incident described by the shooter as being a "lucky shot".

In my encounter with a bear at a work camp, the man with the hunting rifle needed one shot to cripple the bear, and a second shot to quickly put it out of its misery. And luckily, he had time to properly set up the shot.

While this might sound very Stephen Colbert-ish, bears are vicious wild animals. They will maul you to death with great efficiency if given half the chance, with polar bears being the most aggressive of the lot.

Now with that in mind, it's doubtful you'll ever encounter a bear in a big city unless it's at the zoo in a protective enclosure. So the possession or use of a firearm in heavily populated area by the general public is extremely difficult to justify.
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Anons on ignore, but not due to fear.
London, ON
from what my colleagues who are members at the "gun club" say, a handgun is only good against a bear to buy you time to get your rifle...unless you "snipe" the bear in the head, good luck to you...the noise might scare it off, but unless you have a large calibre pistol, and are an excellent shot, you best pray you don't meet a bear if that is your only weapon...yes, it is better than nothing, but a rifle is what you really need.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

- George Orwell
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