Originally Posted by Talbot
Hmm pirates who grow up with weapons and have access to much bigger weapons being sunk by an untrained small crew who have hired a rifle - anyone else see the stupidity here
It is a well established fact that you are at a higher risk if you have a weapon, but dont know how it should be used
If your crew is ex-military, then that may be different
Not to argue, but this is a myth.. specifically the "well established fact that you are at a higher risk if you have weapon".
I personally have never found that to be the case.
I come from Detroit originally.
I spent 26 years in the military.
I carry a weapon almost every day of my life.
I have been robbed once, and I wasn't armed.
I had attempts made to rob and/or injure me when I was armed, and it didn't happen.
I have never "accidentally" shot anyone.
I don't miss when I do shoot (and neither does my wife).
The facts are that in all states in the US that now issue "concealed carry permits" (in whatever form they are issued) shows that crime has dropped drastically. Colorado and Florida
have some good stats on this, as do other states.
is a crime against humans - and it doesn't have to be "illegal" by law for it to be wrong. Stealing, terrorizing and hurting people is simply wrong when those people have done nothing to deserve being robbed, terrorized or hurt. Pirates should be killed outright and if you're alone out there you shouldn't have to stand there and take it.
By the same token you shouldn't go alone into areas where piracy
is known - and if you travel in larger groups you stick together and help each other out... isn't that kind of the "Code of Sailors" anyway?