Re: Flare-guns and other alternatives (excluding guns) as weapons
Definety correct. Always check the rules for where you're headed. And even then that might not be enough. We've been from Clearwater,Fl to Panama. Most countries officials asked about firearms but did not look, one looked, and one said " I'm a sailor, we know you all have weapons onboard but you don't need them here, leave them on your boat if you please". But our equipement is used for food so it stays.