I thought I'd pose a question on the BMW R1150R site regarding potential spare parts to take with me for my bike(2003 -1150R) while travelling in Mexico and Central America. In the thread that follows my post, this guy says I should take a gun. Now , I have seen nothing here about the subject and was under the impression that it was a no go idea to try and cross the border to Mexico with a gun. I know a guy who lives there in the winters that said he tried to come up with a way to do it and the only idea he ever succeded with , was to take an airgun down there. He was wanting to shoot a common local bird , that is good to eat, not particularly for protection.One person got in the thread stating that he thought it was OK as long as it was not a military caliber. What is the reality of this idea/subject?