Re: Different Gun Question
I always find peoples aversion to firearms amusing. I have a background in the Marines and extensive firearm training. Ive personally trained something like 10 people to safely operate a vast variety of firearms. All that out of the way.
I carry on my vessel. Even on short trips. I wont go into a long rant but we have had people robbed and in some rare cases murdered for their vessel.
Like anything else I put in my boat a firearm for me (as the skipper) serves a purpose same as a first aid kit which I also carry as a precaution. Both are items I hope to never need to use on my vessel but they are there all the same.
If you do not have adequate training and do not plan to take a firearms firing course please do not handle a firearm on board. So much can go wrong.
That being said yes in my opinion there are many instances where one might need a firearm, luckily they are rare and hopefully I will never find a need to use one on my vessel.