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post #3 of Old 07-20-2013
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Re: Storage of firearms on board

I think this is a fair question that I don't know the answer to.

I know that I can have guns on my boat on the inland waters of the states I sail in.

I know that I can have guns on my boat in international waters.

What is the boundary between inland and international waters for purposes of law enforcement?

Eg - I can put my gun in my car and drive northeast with reciprocal agreements until I get to Maryland. Then (I think) I have to put my gun in the trunk of my car unloaded and separate from the ammo. What about when I sail up the Atlantic coast? When I get to the Eastern Shore of MD do I have to abide by Maryland law if I am inside 3 nm from land? 12 nm from land? If so do the rules for having a gun in my domicile or my automobile apply? If I move out to 12 nm can I ignore MD law?

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