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Re: This is probably a complicated topic, but...
Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain Breeze
I will not enter into this fray with a bunch of people who appear to probably have never owned nor fired a quality weapon. But, I would like to throw out a couple of logic based questions.
1. If you are threatened, attacked, or merely observed by real pirates in the open sea do you think that they will:
A. Turn you in to the local authorities for possessing a weapon.
B. Allow you to keep your possessions, your boat, or your life if you tell them that you believe in following international law to a tee.
C. That they will seek easier pickings if they see you are capable and ready to defend yourself and your possessions.
Have at it.....
Well, as noted above, you can't legally have a weapon out of its locker, let alone off the boat (where the crime in Nassau is), so at least in the Bahamas, a firearm is not of much use.
There have been a few incidents of "piracy" in the southern Caribbean of late, and the pirates (who notably only robbed the boats, didn't hurt the crew) were several in number and carrying automatic weapons. Defend away.