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If you're gonna pack heat on the water, at least do so on a cat because they roll less and sail flat, making aiming much easier. Right?
Of course... and easier for the Bahamian authorities to board as well...
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The Bahamas (see- safety and security)

If crime in Nassau is a problem for you, just don't go there. Or better yet, don't leave Pennsylvania, in whose capital no one is ever killed, of course. Believe it or not, the 2nd Amendment isn't international law.
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If crime in Nassau is a problem for you, just don't go there. Or better yet, don't leave Pennsylvania, in whose capital no one is ever killed, of course. Believe it or not, the 2nd Amendment isn't international law.
Because of the impracticality of complying with international law, I would draw the conclusion that it's futile to cruise extensively with a firearm.

I'm also in the camp that believes the circumstances where one would even find a firearm useful are incredibly low. Lower, if you avoid high crime areas. However, in those very rare circumstances, where you've been boarded, they know your aboard and they're still trying to kick in your hatch boards, I would advise some form of self-defense plan. They mean to bust you up too.

That said, snotty comments about the 2nd amendment only serve to diminish one's point of view.
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Spent a few years on a boat that had a handgun and a stainless shotgun. Sailed halfway around the world including the supposedly piratey Molucca Strait. Never needed them, never used them except for one mid ocean trash shooting festival. Considering the hassle in most countries (Australia oy vey!) I won't have them on my personal boat. Believe it or not Australia and every other country we went to didn't know what the Second Amendment was for some odd reason.


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Believe it or not Australia and every other country we went to didn't know what the Second Amendment was for some odd reason.
Shhhhh..... That ruffles many a pompus peacock's feathers!

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So the general consensus is that their use is far to uncommon to warrant taking the necessary steps in order to legally carry a firearm while travelling abroad.

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So the general consensus is that their use is far to uncommon to warrant taking the necessary steps in order to legally carry a firearm while travelling abroad.
Not exactly. In too many places, there is no legal ability. You'd have to skip them. Further, when legal, you often have to surrender them. So what's the point, if you don't actually have them aboard, when you're near people?


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Not exactly. In too many places, there is no legal ability. You'd have to skip them. Further, when legal, you often have to surrender them. So what's the point, if you don't actually have them aboard, when you're near people?
That's exactly what I'm talking about. It is perfectly possible, and reasonable, to travel while armed. You will just have to alter your travel plans accordingly. But people don't want to do that, so they don't carry firearms. It has nothing to do whether someone is pro-gun or not.

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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.....
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Have at it.....
No, let's not. This discussion has, to my surprise, remained on the safe side of the topic and mainly on the dos and don'ts required for the Bahamas.
Please keep it that way.

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