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post #4 of Old 10-17-2010
puddinlegs
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Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
I don't even own a BB gun, but just wonder if any of you carry guns while cruising to unfamiliar ports?

What kind do you carry? handgun, shotgun, machine gun?
Where ?
1. when cruising within U.S. water?
2. Caribbean?
3. Around the world?

I have met a sailor who circumnavigated the world a few times in his 17 years living in his boat. He told me that he never carry firearms. He said guns bring more trouble with the local authority. But the time has changed. How to protect yourself and your love ones.
Speaking only for myself, If I thought carrying a gun in US or Canadian waters were at all necessary, I'd move to rural Idaho and circle the wagons. I know of three different boatloads of friends and aquaintances currently circumnavigating. None are carrying weapons, nor do they ever plan to.
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