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Old 05-08-2013, 12:39   #31
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You're supposed to be past the 3 nm line to discharge weapons.
Please post a link to that...as a former LE guy...never heard that one.

The previous poster that posted jurisdiction was the only correct one...as far as ricochets and snipers hitting out to a half a mile...well depends on what they are using....they can reach out to a mile plus if they want/need to.

Unless you know a LOT about the ammo fired...you are only guessing..even knowing the weapon type doesn't mean squat.

2 1/2 miles off the coast with nobody in sight (including binocular range)...it would be a miracle shot to injure anyone with normal knucklehead weapons...it would take special weapons and ammo to really reach out and again at 2 1/2 miles to hit a tiny target with a stray or a ricochet...I'd be luckier in playing the lotto.
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An aid? I thought that it was some lawyer buddy of his, some old guy.
Yes, it was a lawyer friend of Cheney's:

Since Dick Cheney shot him, Harry Whittington's aim has been to move on
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Working for MSC, we carry some weapons for self defense namely the m-14 which could potentially be discharged outside the lines of the ship and during the course of training the topic of ricochet is covered and it is a real phenomenon even occasionally 180 deg. On water there's no way of telling where a round will go particularly when fired from a low angle as you'd expect aboard a yacht.
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Lawers have friends??.... BTW,I love the little doggie in the window..
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I usually have some fun unloading some rounds into the water when offshore. It's not all that often and never with other vessels around. The splashing is incredible, especially with a big rifle. We're talking 30+ miles offshore, aiming west with a clear radar scope and nothing visual out there.

Long passages, boredom, firearms, and male testosterone combined I suppose.
Radar scopes are accurate, but the "bullets" are expensive
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Lawers have friends??....
Apparently, they have politicians for friends, at least in this case.

But with friends like that...I guess you need body armor.
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LOL... no... just a few brandy's... and I'm bored...
Thought I'd cast a few fly's and see if I got a bite... apart from that I've got it in for names that start Bu and Bl....
But I thought the sex between the bushes period was excellent...


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Lawers have friends??.... BTW,I love the little doggie in the window..
He's not really so little. He talked me into getting a bigger boat. The things we do for love...
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