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Augustan 11-20-2004 09:25 AM

Aussie Sailor Arrested Carrying Guns!
 
An Aussie sailor was caught recently in Indonesia with a gun and ammo. He could face 20 years in some Indonesian hell hole. Just not worth carrying guns in my opinion!

Link to full story below...

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=23142

flicker 11-28-2004 09:04 AM

Aussie Sailor Arrested Carrying Guns!
 
Did he declare them?
Chas.

Augustan 11-29-2004 05:56 PM

Aussie Sailor Arrested Carrying Guns!
 
According to the TV news, he didn''t declare them.

HAwkcharter 10-09-2007 06:27 PM

And USA is supposed to be the cowboys? I wonder if the gunb the Aus was carrying was typical for self protection or perhaps more of the assualt type?

Cruisingdad 10-09-2007 06:32 PM

Hawk,

Just to alert you that this is an old post.

- CD

HAwkcharter 10-09-2007 06:33 PM

Interestingly, I recently read where all Swiss must serve in the military, and all military "take home their weapons" and keep them at home for the rest of their lives, as part of a "ready home guard."
The Swiss also declare themselves nuetral in the world wars, and shouldn't need guns should they?
Yet Switzerland with all the guns, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and one of the highest standards of living.

HAwkcharter 10-09-2007 06:35 PM

Thanks CD - HAHA, well as a newbie, I didn't pay attention to the dates.

duh

Cruisingdad 10-09-2007 06:42 PM

No problem Hawk.

- CD

tdw 10-09-2007 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HAwkcharter (Post 204620)
Thanks CD - HAHA, well as a newbie, I didn't pay attention to the dates.

duh

Hawk,

In case you are interested the Oz sailor is a slightly eccentirc but wealthy individual who owns an old freighter that he converted into his private motor yacht. It's a lovely old thing, not huge but big enough. I saw her when she was in Sydney a couple of years back.

He was charged on the basis that he had not declared the weapons. From memory he claimed he had. They where supposedly only for defence against
piracy.

I don't remember if he was acquited or he did a deal but he was not jailed.

retclt 10-09-2007 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HAwkcharter (Post 204619)
Interestingly, I recently read where all Swiss must serve in the military, and all military "take home their weapons" and keep them at home for the rest of their lives, as part of a "ready home guard."
The Swiss also declare themselves nuetral in the world wars, and shouldn't need guns should they?
Yet Switzerland with all the guns, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and one of the highest standards of living.

Every bit of that is true.

They have really good beer too - "Eikenhof beer" - try it if you ever find youself over there!


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