Originally Posted by the_alpine
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.