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Re: Different Gun Question
Originally Posted by Shinook
Legally? That depends on the state. I also don't know what will happen if you get boarded by the CG. Personally, I'd prefer they keep it on their person, I don't make a habit of screwing with other people's guns. If they are irresponsible with it on your boat, it may come back to bite you and not them (or both of you). Keeping it locked is your safest bet, but depending on where you are, it may not be legal (IANAL), BUT...
There is something called the "Firearm Owners Protection Act" that allows safe harbor for people traveling through states with weapons. There are requirements on storage and limitations on how it applies. I suggest you do your own research on it to see if it applies and how to abide by it.
Thank you Shinook. You were the kind of guy I was hoping to hear from. Someone with experience in this subject.
The safe harbor act is interesting, I looked it up.
"If they are irresponsible with it on your boat, it may come back to bite you and not them (or both of you)."
I can't think of any way it could legally impact me on my original question where I'm crew only and the boat owner and captain brings the gun.
If I'm only crew it would seem I'm only responsible for my own actions.
You do bring up a good point. If I'm a paid captain and the owner is crew and transporting a gun I'll bet I have significant responsibility.
So I think I'll add to the list of questions when interviewing for crewing or captaining a question about fire-arms along with spare parts, life-rafts and anchors etc.
Thanks for bringing up the legal aspects of this issue as I was focusing on the safety issues but both need to be addressed.
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Last edited by davidpm; 02-23-2013 at 12:50 PM.