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The following incident happened at the marina next to mine.

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of victim on boat in Seabrook | abc13.com
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if you want something that is easy to learn how to handle (ie streetsweeper) you might consider this. all be it i am a grown man w/no little kids around, and do keep my sidearm secured... as was mentioned you dont wanna bring a knife to a gun fight, or 'better to have it/not need it than need it not have it'
although there were some hooligans on a neighboring dock the other night trying (probably just to joy ride) a boat, and were scared off by an air horn.



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The following incident happened at the marina next to mine.

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of victim on boat in Seabrook | abc13.com
What does this have to do with firearms on board while cruising?

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Have you ever used the fire extinguisher on your boat?
Yes and yes. I also know others who have.

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Ooooo, this thread is so entertaining. I marvel at the fear some of you folks exhibit about guns in general. There's no changing your minds, and I won't even try.
I have no fear at all of guns. I neither own nor carry at this time. I have shot hand guns competitively. I was a Hunter Safety instructor and examiner in two provinces here in Canada. Guns were something I used to put meat in teh freezer or were for shooting at the range.

Me, personally, I know of no one who has needed a firearm while cruising on board in Canada nor in the US of A. I do know personally those who have needed a fire extinguisher.

If someone were to steal (or try to steal) my dingy or outboard, it would never cross my mind to shoot them (or at them). Its only a thing.

So - as long as you keep them in control and don't aim them in my direction (and you are in your own country) feel free to carry or not.

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everytime this comes up on a thread it always just goes wackadoo on both sides of the fence... the hassle factor of international regs (even us costal) even deepens the quagmire. ie, in TX the castle law states that i can have a gun in my house/car w/o a permit for self defense. i have gone through and obtained a CHL (conceal handgun lic), but dont really use it. only some states have reciprocity in regard to such licenses, also probably worth noting--at least in TX--if you hold a CHL you are held to a higher standard of the law. ie, they can site you for dwi/dui/bui(boating under the influence?) soley on the basis of suspicion. is the risk of international jail time worth the trade off of the safety factor? someone will always have a bigger stick ...or can you make a false bottom in your saloon library where it wont be found?

guess like everything else... need to use vs risk of breaking some law... its just a crap shoot.

flaregun and gaff may be enough in most cases....


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So - as long as you keep them in control and don't aim them in my direction (and you are in your own country) feel free to carry or not.
Thanks. However, our right to carry extends beyond the boundaries of our country (USA) out into the ocean, beyond the boundaries of other countries.

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If someone were to steal (or try to steal) my dingy or outboard, it would never cross my mind to shoot them (or at them). Its only a thing.


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Police have charged an Alberta farmer who they say shot a suspected thief, then called friends and family to help hunt for the wounded man.

Brian Russell Knight, 38, who lives on a rural property in Tees, northeast of Red Deer, faces seven charges including assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and discharging a firearm, RCMP said on Friday.

"Don't take the law into your own hands," said Bashaw RCMP staff Sgt. Darrel Bruno. "Contact the police as soon as possible, because all you're doing to do is get yourself into trouble."

Read more: CBC News - Calgary - Farmer charged for chasing, shooting thief

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My nightmare scenario is being on an uninhabited island or some other far flung locale, away from help, and running into some bad guys while I am alone with Cate. Use your imagination, think about the worst possibility. That is why I would carry while cruising.

Someone stealing my dink or other boat stuff would not necessitate me shooting (at) them, just "life or death" pirate scenarios where help is unavailable. Nor would I draw a gun on someone breaking into my boat while I am sleeping in a marina in the states.

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Thanks. However, our right to carry extends beyond the boundaries of our country (USA) out into the ocean, beyond the boundaries of other countries.
Goooday Erps,

Well, you do what you want.

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