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Safety In Argentina

Splinter

Well travelled
Location
Buenos Aires
As I mentioned in this post, safety, or to use the literal Spanish translation, security, is a big concern for us riders. Many areas and motorways/freeways are now off-limits to us because they are considered 'tierra de nadie' - no man's land - where armed, drugged-up assholes on stolen bikes, always two up, roam in search of prey.
I won't go into further details, but suffice to say that since my last post on this subject, dozens of riders have been intercepted at gunpoint, separated from their bikes, riding gear and helmets, not to mention phones and other personal items, leaving them 'en pelotas' - with their balls hanging out.
We still ride though, but under different conditions - leave early, return early, stay in a group if you can, definitely returning long before sundown.
Apart from all that, life in Buenos Aires is a blast!
😍
 

fatal

Well travelled
Location
Lancashire UK
What's the law there regarding concealed carry of a legally owned firearm? If I lived there and it was as bad as you say I'd be looking to buy a handgun. I'm glad I live where I do, which is just as well because we're not allowed handguns, or allowed to openly carry a firearm in a public place.
 

Splinter

Well travelled
Location
Buenos Aires
What's the law there regarding concealed carry of a legally owned firearm? If I lived there and it was as bad as you say I'd be looking to buy a handgun. I'm glad I live where I do, which is just as well because we're not allowed handguns, or allowed to openly carry a firearm in a public place.
To be honest, I don't know the gun laws as I've never been interested in weapons. The thugs usually have .22 illegal guns from what I can gather.
I believe the gun laws are quite strict, but frankly I wouldn't want to end up in shooting match with these bastards because for them, life is cheap.
 

severely

Well travelled
To be honest, I don't know the gun laws as I've never been interested in weapons. The thugs usually have .22 illegal guns from what I can gather.
I believe the gun laws are quite strict, but frankly I wouldn't want to end up in shooting match with these bastards because for them, life is cheap.
I've read several of your posts regarding safety in your country. In Mexico self-defense forces are located at the entrance and exit of towns to identify potential problems before they occur. Sounds to me like you need a few dozen of these thugs to "go away" by whatever means necessary. I'll bet you and your friends could find former military or police or even outlaw M/C clubs to "help" said thugs to "go away" permanently. Va com Deus, good luck.
 

fatal

Well travelled
Location
Lancashire UK
I've read several of your posts regarding safety in your country. In Mexico self-defense forces are located at the entrance and exit of towns to identify potential problems before they occur. Sounds to me like you need a few dozen of these thugs to "go away" by whatever means necessary. I'll bet you and your friends could find former military or police or even outlaw M/C clubs to "help" said thugs to "go away" permanently. Va com Deus, good luck.
Where's Denzil Washington just when you need him? :ROFLMAO:
 
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