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post #9 of Old 07-20-2013
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Re: Storage of firearms on board

The one and only time that I've been boarded by the CG, they asked what port I was out of, how many people are aboard and do I have any firearms. I really don't understand why they think by asking a question about firearms makes their job any safer. If I was a bad guy I would simply lie. Only two officiers boarded the boat as we maintained course while the GC cutter with the machine gun mounted on deck pulled along side to let the two people including the captain of the cutter step aboard. I followed the captain below deck as the other coastie stayed on deck. The captain turned his back to me with his side arm in his holster and I thought how careless can you be turning your back to someone away from sight of the others. Maybe he was satisfied with my government ID that I was not a threat, but documents can be forged.
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