This thread was started by the OP to ask about the legality and practicality of carrying a gun onboard a cruising sailboat. That question has been answered long ago. Predictably, the thread has since taken the normal course of all "gun threads" into comparative crime statistics, gun laws in general, right to bear arms, who's country is more violent, general murder and mayhem, war and pestilence.
I think it's time we moved on to more germane topics, don't you all agree? Of course you do!