LTRVD0366 Guns and RV’s

Guns and RV’s are the only subject of this week’s show. We interviewed Nick Russell, editor of the very well-known Gypsy Journal electronic newspaper about the RV lifestyle and the daily blog by the same name.



I know Nick as a newspaper guy but also as a very knowledgeable Gun Guy. Brought up in a law enforcement household, experience in the US Army infantry, and later on in several agencies of Arizona Law Enforcement, Nick is my go-to source for firearm related information, especially as it applies to living in RV’s with guns.

We covered a lot of ground in a short time, and I really wanted to emphasize the hard decision making process that needs to happen before an RVer decides to purchase a firearm. We discussed Concealed Carry Permits and the differences in some State’s laws concerning this. This went into trying to be current on the gun laws of the states we as RVers will both stop in and travel through.
Here are some good resources:
• Legal Heat is an Android App featuring comprehensive concealed and open carry law summaries of the 50 States written by attorneys. The Internet’s Premier database for Concealed Carry Handgun and Firearms Law.
• The 2016 Traveler’s Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States. A book by J. Scott Kappas available on for $10.73

We talk at some length about what is the best firearm to have in an RV. There are some well publicized myths about this that were also addressed. We talked about shotguns and the proper loads to use in the close confines of an RV park as well as pistols and types of pistol ammunition best for use inside an RV.

This short audio is by no means a comprehensive guide for Guns and RV’s, but an introduction to a very serious subject.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

2 thoughts on “LTRVD0366 Guns and RV’s”

  1. Just listened to your interview with Nick Russell. Enjoyed it very much. I’ve been a long time subscriber to his blog. I think he covered the subject very well.

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