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Old 04-15-2019, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Should we be concerned using the WOW trail in downtown

This morning, during my trip to the lumber yard downtown Laconia I viewed many people “lounging” along the WOW trail just having a smoke and relaxing behind Pitman’s. Having pushed the grandchildren along this route and seen many individuals walking by themselves, would be very hesitant to walk that area again after seeing this


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Old 04-15-2019, 07:58 PM   #2
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Is this serious? You’re concerned about people relaxing and having a smoke?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:15 PM   #3
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About 15 gathered along a public trail blocking the area. Yes


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Were they robbing people?

Were they shooting up heroin?

If not, why even mention it?
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Today's "smoking" is marijuana rather than yesteryear's, which is tobacco. That being my interpretation, I'm not confident dope smokers have the initiative to do much more than throw deuces and eat Cheetos.

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Today's "smoking" is marijuana rather than yesteryear's, which is tobacco. That being my interpretation, I'm not confident dope smokers have the initiative to do much more than throw deuces and eat Cheetos.

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. I also don’t think that many people would be smoking pot outside near the WOW trail so close to Laconia Police Headquarters


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This morning, during my trip to the lumber yard downtown Laconia I viewed many people “lounging” along the WOW trail just having a smoke and relaxing behind Pitman’s. Having pushed the grandchildren along this route and seen many individuals walking by themselves, would be very hesitant to walk that area again after seeing this


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There's a homeless café right next to Pitman's. You probably saw people going into and out of the café.

Make no mistake though, the WOW trail is an avenue of criminal activity. The noted incidents of the LPD prove this. To WinnisquamZ's point, I have noticed a lot of young men, seemingly homeless (with larger-sized backpacks) walking along the trail, especially between Lakeport and Fair Street.
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For those who fear walking this trail, or who are otherwise concerned about their safety: there is a simple solution: carry a gun.

I have a CWP and carry concealed; open carry is always an option.

"Since 22 February 2017, New Hampshire is a constitutional carry state, requiring no license to open carry or concealed carry a firearm in public. ... New Hampshire has no laws restricting the age at which a person may possess and carry firearms."
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For those who fear walking this trail, or who are otherwise concerned about their safety: there is a simple solution: carry a gun.

I have a CWP and carry concealed; open carry is always an option.

"Since 22 February 2017, New Hampshire is a constitutional carry state, requiring no license to open carry or concealed carry a firearm in public. ... New Hampshire has no laws restricting the age at which a person may possess and carry firearms."
It certainly would NOT make MY walk or jog down the trail feel safer if everyone was carrying a gun. If anything it would make me stay far away!

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For those who fear walking this trail, or who are otherwise concerned about their safety: there is a simple solution: carry a gun.



I have a CWP and carry concealed; open carry is always an option.



"Since 22 February 2017, New Hampshire is a constitutional carry state, requiring no license to open carry or concealed carry a firearm in public. ... New Hampshire has no laws restricting the age at which a person may possess and carry firearms."


I am certainly pro gun but I think walking jogging or biking on the WOW Trail with a hand gun kind of takes the enjoyment out of it.

I have seen several people post that they say the trail is unsafe but I have jogged the trail many many times and have never had an issue. I have occasionally seen some beer cans along the trail but all in all they keep it pretty clean.


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Were they robbing people?

Were they shooting up heroin?

If not, why even mention it?
Because Robert Downey Sr. introduced his son to marijuana when Jr. was eight years old?

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We have been using the WOW trail for years from Lakeport to Laconia and then to Belmont once in a while. Well have saw some questionable people have never had any issues while alone or with others. Questionable people are what you make of them and can be anywhere you go. As far as as carrying a gun while on the trail that's up to you.. Do you carry everywhere you go? Then sure if it makes you feel comfortable and safe then go ahead..
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I am certainly pro gun but I think walking jogging or biking on the WOW Trail with a hand gun kind of takes the enjoyment out of it.

I have seen several people post that they say the trail is unsafe but I have jogged the trail many many times and have never had an issue. I have occasionally seen some beer cans along the trail but all in all they keep it pretty clean.


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Have also walked and jogged the trail quite a bit, every weekend day all summer for 5 summers. Woman, alone. Have seen some characters and litter. Seems people hang in the woods near opechee shoreline. Have also seen LPD shooing off a guy in a tent. No one has ever bothered me. Like anyplace else be aware and keep your eyes open. Keep one ear without ear bud. Couple times someone caught me by surprise or was weird but just kept moving. Mostly everyone says good morning back.


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