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    Quote Originally Posted by SR9 View Post
    Your only means of defense in CT is prayer, and they don't really like you to do that.
    You're right. (Although praying there is OK as long as you "keep it to yourself".)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    You're right. (Although praying there is OK as long as you "keep it to yourself".)
    CT is very gun unfriendly and MD, NJ, and NY will lock you up for being armed if they get a chance. Carry a cane if you can act like you need one. and you can get away with a kubaton or tactical pen. Keep your situational awareness in high gear and do your best to avoid any danger. Try to look harmless to the cops, and aware and alert to the crooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyyankee View Post
    CT is very gun unfriendly and MD, NJ, and NY will lock you up for being armed if they get a chance. Carry a cane if you can act like you need one. and you can get away with a kubaton or tactical pen. Keep your situational awareness in high gear and do your best to avoid any danger. Try to look harmless to the cops, and aware and alert to the crooks.
    As I've posted before (forgive me for repeating), I'm a little old lady with Parkinson's Disease, so I definitely look "harmless." (Unfortunately, that means I also look defenseless to the bad guys.) I don't need a cane yet but I probably will some day, and it won't be acting.

    Still, thank you for the suggestions. :)

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    Hubby and I will be driving up to CT in August for a family reunion. We're making this a special three-week trip that may be my last time (health reasons). Here in SC we're used to being able to carry concealed. We know that's not allowed for us in CT. So, we tried to come up with other, less satisfactory, options for self-defense. We found out stun guns are prohibited. What else is there for non-residents? Pepper spray?

    We were considering transporting a handgun to keep in our hotel room. We would lock it in the room safe when we went out. Is that OK?
    Don't risk it. If the cops can find any excuse to stop you and find out you have the gun in their state, your goose is cooked. A man from FL got stopped in NJ just because of his FL plates and a computer record that he had a concealed carry permit. Luckily he'd left the gun at home, because the cops had his wife in one patrol car, and his kids in another while they searched his car looking for the missing gun. Carry a cane and learn how to use it to deter/disable an attacker. As long as you don't need it as a weapon, nobody will recognize it as one.

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