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Re: Storage of firearms on board
I had the same question a few years back. I called the local Coast Guard here in San Diego and asked what their policies were. The one thing that the info Officer said was that you should declare your firearm weapons to them before they board. It makes them feel a whole lot more in control and if you are on the water with a U.S. registry they have the authority to board, search, seize or whatever. If you skirt their question you will cause yourself problems. It is best to declare your inventory as a prelude to their boarding and before they ask. You won't have any problems if you give them the respect they deserve for protecting your shores, and there are not other problems. They are busy and don't like to waste their time with good citizens.