It is too wishy washy to come out and state we have inalienable right to life and to defend ourselves. That is why WE must keep a force escalation matrix in our minds up here. Simply the act of LOADING a rifle is enough to be thrown in jail. Usually the charges start with insecure ammo or FA storage, then your life spins out of control. I hate the fact that the criminal element gets more freedoms than a person defending his life is the guilty one up here. BUT thats a completely different topic. Up here in Canada it's one set of laws nationwide , so we NEVER have a LEO stating "that may be there but not here". [Unless we mention Quebec the redhead cousin of English Canada]. This differs from the states where in places one must neuter a rifle in order to own it, where theres one set of magazine restrictions that go coast to coast not county to county. This thread is supposed to be about bringing a FA when overlanding , I do AND I carry insurance in case i need to use it. I thought thats was what this is about. Being aware of local law is the issue.