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post #4 of Old 05-27-2008
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The problem is that many modern sailors are unarmed and as a result defenseless against pirates. International firearm laws are very strict and restrictive and could land a foreign mariner with a hefty fine, jail time, both, and maybe even get their vessel impounded. I would like to see some treaty signed that allows mariners under international law the opportunity to apply for a permit to carry firearms. If mariners start to be vigilant against pirates, pirates will think twice about ambushing cruisers.


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