I thought I would bring a discussion going on on Pinkbike over here for some Canadian perspective. The thread starts like this: "what's the best way to carry your gun while riding?" Turns out the OP, while riding in Oklahoma, was almost run off the road (purposefully) by what he described as a "redneck." The solution he was working on was some way to carry his gun on his waist so people wouldn't run him off the road.
This has turned into a general conversation on safety and guns in the US. Turns out, in Florida (and many other states I assume), you should assume that every single person is packing. For instance, your local bike shop in Florida would likely be armed as would all of the customers as per the descriptions of usual working order by the contributors.
I've ridden in the States up and down the west coast as well as Montana and Idaho. I didn't feel like I needed a gun in those places at the time, but maybe I did. I wonder how safe a person really should feel traveling to the US? I have foregone traveling to the US since Trump was elected but I have to say, the effect Trump has had on bringing to light particular perspectives of some Americans makes me think differently of the country. I looked up some stats and it turns out that the US is the only country in the world that has more guns than people. If you get down to it, the US seems like a relatively unsafe country to visit.
Anyone here feel unsafe riding without a gun in Canada, wish you could pack something? Anyone ride in the US and wish they could carry something? Anyone else changing their views on traveling to our southern neighbours?