You can thank the news media and their demonic representation of fire arms for that !CMANavy said:A big gun is great for up here but if your walking down the road trail looking like rambo people are going to look at you funny. I get some strange looks when I have on my glock.
If I was fishing on the shore then yes it is quite acceptable to be pakcing a howitzer. Pull out a 40 pound King salmon and a bear will get interested.
I was wondering about that myself. The only thing I could think of is they were saving the shotguns for an emergency and just tried using a pistol first. ..or maybe they wanted to find out if a bear could be stopped w/ a .45?Orbital said:why on earth would a cop shoot a bear with a .45 when shotguns were available?